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Available since OmniFaces 3.6

The builtin managed bean #{now} returns you the java.time.temporal.Temporal instance representing the current time in server's default time zone.

The implementation is provided by org.omnifaces.cdi.config.DateProducer.TemporalDate which is essentially written as a CDI proxy for java.time.ZonedDateTime because it's a final class.

Demo

Raw Temporal#toString() value of #{now}: 2022-12-03T17:56:54.127271+01:00[Europe/Amsterdam] - this should represent same format as java.time.ZonedDateTime

Formatted using of:formatDate() function: 2022-12-03 17:56:54


As java.time.Instant: 2022-12-03T16:56:54.127271Z - this should represent UTC

Formatted using of:formatDate() function: 2022-12-03 16:56:54


As java.time.ZonedDateTime: 2022-12-03T17:56:54.127271+01:00[Europe/Amsterdam]

Formatted using of:formatDate() function: 2022-12-03 17:56:54


As epoch time: 1670086614127

Demo source code
<p>
    Raw <code>Temporal#toString()</code> value of <code>\#{now}</code>: <strong>#{now}</strong> - this should represent same format as <code>java.time.ZonedDateTime</code>
</p>
<p>
    Formatted using <code>of:formatDate()</code> function: #{of:formatDate(now, 'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss')}
</p>
<hr/>
<p>
    As <code>java.time.Instant</code>: <strong>#{now.instant}</strong> - this should represent UTC
</p>
<p>
    Formatted using <code>of:formatDate()</code> function: #{of:formatDate(now.instant, 'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss')}
</p>
<hr/>
<p>
    As <code>java.time.ZonedDateTime</code>: <strong>#{now.zonedDateTime}</strong>
</p>
<p>
    Formatted using <code>of:formatDate()</code> function: #{of:formatDate(now.zonedDateTime, 'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss')}
</p>
<hr/>
<p>
    As <code>epoch time</code>: <strong>#{now.time}</strong>
</p>

<h:form>
    <h:commandButton value="Refresh">
        <f:ajax render=":demo" />
    </h:commandButton>
</h:form>
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