It is because the print method for POSIXct likely tries to simplify. To see it in the format you desire, you need to be explicit when calling it.
x = as.POSIXct('2018-11-2700:00:00', format = "%Y-%m-%d%H:%M:%S", tz = 'UTC')
format(x, "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %Z")
 "2018-11-27 00:00:00 UTC"
> On Dec 4, 2018, at 7:51 AM, Christofer Bogaso <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I am trying to format my Character strings to POSIXct as below :
>> as.POSIXct('2018-11-2700:00:00', format = "%Y-%m-%d%H:%M:%S", tz = 'UTC')
>  "2018-11-27 UTC"
>> as.POSIXct('2018-11-2701:00:00', format = "%Y-%m-%d%H:%M:%S", tz = 'UTC')
>  "2018-11-27 01:00:00 UTC"
> For the first case, I wanted to see "2018-11-27 00:00:00 UTC", but the
> Hour/Min/Sec part was missing in R output. Is it possible to get consistent
> formatting in both cases?
> Thanks for your help. Regards
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