This. The Date data object is saved as an exact moment in time (in milliseconds), the idea of it being New York or LA time is only how it is displayed. Saving a Text value of the date with the :formattedas in a specific time zone is not recommended for most use cases.
So to answer your question, you would save the ‘selected time’ (not sure the correct name for it as that depends on your application) - as it is a single and exact moment in time regardless of whether it is being displayed as LA (6:30) or NY (9:30) time.
Some more confusion kicks in when using Inputs and Date pickers that are usually showing in the current user’s browser’s time zone. A common use for a ‘parallel date’ is when you want the User, whose browser is in LA time, to interact with the UI as though they are in NY time (think of an employee traveling and interacting with their work schedule back home). That is one of the reasons why I made the TopCal plugin to make it simple to display and work with Date/Times that are not in the Browser’s default time zone
EDIT - I think some of the questions changed or had additions as I was typing haha
in the above idea, i would be in Detroit, booking with someone from los angeles for 1:30 Detroit time. i would look at the events formatted in Detroit time. but would save the event using the los Angeles timestamp, right?
Because although it shows LA time, bubble thinks it’s actually Detroit time.
I’ll do testing here
the only way i could use this was as a text field, but then i cant use it as a date typed thing, or can I?