Do you want to convert a time zone to GMT? From Wikipedia Time zones are usually defined to differ from UTC by an integer number of hours, although the laws of each jurisdiction would have to be consulted if sub-second accuracy was required. Several jurisdictions have established time zones that differ by an integer number of half-hours or quarter-hours from UT1 or UTC. The UTC time zone is sometimes denoted by the letter Z?a reference to the equivalent nautical time zone (GMT), which has been denoted by a Z since about 1950.
Yes, I suppose. I want the equivalent of TalendDate.getDate("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS") but where the result is the time in UTC rather than my default timezone i.e. if I call the expression at 11pm in my +10 timezone then the result would be "2012-08-02 13:00:00.000" and needs to factor in local DST when applicable.