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Date formats

All dates should be forced to be entered nn month yyyy (e.g. 09 August 1912 - i.e. spell out/abbreviate name of month). Otherwise what will happen with, e.g., USA users - what will 09/08/1912 mean to UK/Australian vs USA users?

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  • Adrian Bruce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Looking at this now, the input dates that I found are clearly labelled to distinguish dd and mmm - however the output dates on my dashboard are still in dd/mm/yyyy format. Those still need to be fixed...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a Brit I would prefer day - month- year but I appreciate US users would have it the other way round, so I think spell out/abbreviate month and have the year in full would get round this problem.

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Speaking as someone from Australia 09/08/1912 means 9th August 1912. Having worked for many years with an international team the only way to write dates is dd-mmm-yyyy, thus 08-Sept-1912. Please adopt this format for all our sanity ;-)

  • David Morgan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Even better is 1912 Aug 09 or 1912-08-09.
    Both go from general to specific like numbers do.
    The latter sorts as text without needing to be converted.

  • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Judith, this is very good point. Let me raise it with the development team. Thanks

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