How To Keep The Time-Zone When Deserializing A ZonedDateTime With Jackson
The Problem: Jackson Loses The Time-Zone During Dezerialization Of A ZonedDateTime
In its default configuration Jackson adjusts the time-zone of a
ZonedDateTime to the time-zone of the local context.
As, by default, the time-zone of the local context is not set and has to be configured manually, Jackson adjusts the time-zone to GMT.
This behavior is very unintuitive and not well documented.
It looks like Jackson just loses the time-zone during deserialization and, if you serialize and deserialize a
ZonedDateTime, the result will not equal the original instance, because it has a different time-zone.
The Solution: Tell Jackson, Not To Adjust the Time-Zone
Fortunately, there is a quick and simple fix for this odd default-behavior: you just have to tell Jackson, not to adjust the time-zone. Tis can be done with this line of code:
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