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Can't change date format for MSCRM 4.0 from mm/dd/yyyy to yyyy/mm/dd RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to change the date format for MSCRM 4.0 from mm/dd/yyyy to yyyy/mm/dd. I could see the option availabl et this from

    Settings-->Administration-->System Settings-->Formats-->Current Format.

     

    But this changes are not getting reflected in th esysytem.

    I tried everything IIS reset , new browser window. But nothing worked still system is picking old date format.

     

    Please let me know correct steps to do thi ssettings.

     

    I tried changing the date format from "Personlize Workspace " on Home page and it worked, But I don't want to use this option as I have Thousands of users and I can't all of them to change from "Personlize Workspace " .

     

    Let me know how can I change Date format of complete system in one step.

     

    Thanks,

    Vijayendra

    Friday, August 15, 2008 1:37 AM

Answers

  • Here's how to change the format on the server:

    To change the way your computer displays the date

    1. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
    2. On the Regional Options tab, under Standards and formats, click Customize.
    3. On the Date tab, specify any changes you want to make under Short date and Long date.

      If you do not see the format you want in Short date or Long date, follow these guidelines:

      To Do this
      Display single-digit numbers without a leading zero Type a single character. Type d for the day setting, type y for the year setting, and type M for the month setting
      Display leading zeros with single-digit numbers Type two characters. Type dd for the day setting, type yy for the year setting, and type MM for the month setting
      Display the last two digits of the year Type yy for the year setting
      Display four digits for the year Type yyyy for the year setting
      Display abbreviations for the day or month Type three characters. Type ddd for the day setting and type MMM for the month setting
      Display the full name of the day or month Type four characters. Type dddd for the day setting and type MMMM for the month setting

     

    Friday, August 15, 2008 3:38 AM
    Moderator

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  • check the date format on the server--I think that is where the default format is set.

    Friday, August 15, 2008 2:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Here's how to change the format on the server:

    To change the way your computer displays the date

    1. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
    2. On the Regional Options tab, under Standards and formats, click Customize.
    3. On the Date tab, specify any changes you want to make under Short date and Long date.

      If you do not see the format you want in Short date or Long date, follow these guidelines:

      To Do this
      Display single-digit numbers without a leading zero Type a single character. Type d for the day setting, type y for the year setting, and type M for the month setting
      Display leading zeros with single-digit numbers Type two characters. Type dd for the day setting, type yy for the year setting, and type MM for the month setting
      Display the last two digits of the year Type yy for the year setting
      Display four digits for the year Type yyyy for the year setting
      Display abbreviations for the day or month Type three characters. Type ddd for the day setting and type MMM for the month setting
      Display the full name of the day or month Type four characters. Type dddd for the day setting and type MMMM for the month setting

     

    Friday, August 15, 2008 3:38 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Joel.. But it didn't work I am still getting date in old format.

     

    Friday, August 15, 2008 1:38 PM
  •  

    @Vij - I'm having the same problem with my users.

     

    Server was recently upgraded from 3.0 to 4.0, and now displays all dates in mm/dd/yyyy instead of dd/mm/yyyy as they should be.

     

    Prior to the upgrade, system settings in 3.0 were set to display dd/mm/yyyy correctly, the regional settings of the server were set correctly to English (NZ), and everything worked fine.

     

    Following the upgrade to 4.0, the server's regional settings are unchanged, the format defined in Admin\SystemSettings\Formats is still set to English(NZ), however if I go to Personalise Workplace, each users date format is set to English (US).

     

    I don't get it. Why on earth would the user preferences have changed as a result of the uprade?

     

    Wondering if there is a database hack to update the date preference for each user. Anyone tried?

    Sunday, September 14, 2008 10:48 PM
  • From what I can gather the database records that are changed when you change locales are as follows:

     

    Table

    [<organisation>_MSCRM].[dbo].[UserSettingsBase]

     

    Columns

    [LongDateFormatCode]

    [NegativeCurrencyFormatCode]

    [DateFormatString]

    [DateFormatCode]

    [LocaleID]

    [AMDesignator]

    [PMDesignator]

     

    At least they were in my case (YMMV), when changing from English (US) to English (New Zealand).

     

    However when I change thesed in the database, only the Locale visibly changed within the Personalize Workspace interface - the field settings didn't reflect the changes until I pressed OK in the Personalize Workspace interface. So basically, still had to change it manually on the client.

     

    Anyone had more luck in making this work?

     

    Monday, September 15, 2008 4:12 AM
  • heh, the only way i could solve it was to make everyone set the personal option as dd/mm/yyyy


    The global option is for new users, when you create new users their format should be YYYY/MM/DD.

    Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:14 PM
  • I agree with ibbz101,

     

    System settings are for the new users. Users need to set their personal format under options menu of the application.

     

    bye

     

    Thursday, September 18, 2008 8:53 PM
  • Hi all,

    I experienced the same issue.

    After the upgrade from 3.0 to 4.0 all users had their date format changed to US even though the server settings remained as Australia.

    But I was able to mass update all users to the correct date time format for Australia in the [UserSettingsBase] table. This is what I did:

    UPDATE UserSettingsBase SET longdateformatcode = 1 -- long date for Australia

    UPDATE UserSettingsBase SET dateformatcode = 3 -- short date for Australia

    UPDATE UserSettingsBase SET LocaleID = 3081 -- Locale for Australia
    Restart IIS after changes to database
    All users should then have their correct date formats restored WITHOUT manually changing their Personalized Settings. As far I know this worked for me.
    Stanley
    • Proposed as answer by Xanthippe2 Friday, February 4, 2011 2:19 PM
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:21 AM
  • Hi Joel,

    Thanks for your guidence..

    I need to time format as 04.Apr.2012 with English(United States) format. But there is not like that format. I try out with your way also. Even server setups change it ll be not taken into as a customize format under English(United States). Please anyone can help..

    ShanLak..

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 11:30 AM
  • I had the same problem.  Out of frustration I created a new field of type string and converted the date and displayed it in my new field.

    var ToDay = new Date();  //This is the value of the date you want to convert
    
                    TheDate = ToDay.toLocaleString();
                    TheDate = TheDate.split(" ");
    
    
                    var Month = TheDate[1];
                    var Day = TheDate[0];
    
    
                    switch (Month) {
                        case "January":
                            TheDate[1] = "01";
                            break;
                        case "February":
                            TheDate[1] = "02";
                            break;
                        case "March":
                            TheDate[1] = "03";
                            break;
                        case "April":
                            TheDate[1] = "04";
                            break;
                        case "May":
                            TheDate[1] = "05";
                            break;
                        case "June":
                            TheDate[1] = "06";
                            break;
                        case "July":
                            TheDate[1] = "07";
                            break;
                        case "August":
                            TheDate[1] = "08";
                            break;
                        case "September":
                            TheDate[1] = "09";
                            break;
                        case "October":
                            TheDate[1] = "10";
                            break;
                        case "November":
                            TheDate[1] = "11";
                            break;
                        case "December":
                            TheDate[1] = "12";
                            break;
                    }
    
    
                    switch (Day) {
                        case "1":
                            TheDate[0] = "01";
                            break;
                        case "2":
                            TheDate[0] = "02";
                            break;
                        case "3":
                            TheDate[0] = "03";
                            break;
                        case "4":
                            TheDate[0] = "04";
                            break;
                        case "5":
                            TheDate[0] = "05";
                            break;
                        case "6":
                            TheDate[0] = "06";
                            break;
                        case "7":
                            TheDate[0] = "07";
                            break;
                        case "8":
                            TheDate[0] = "08";
                            break;
                        case "9":
                            TheDate[0] = "09";
                            break;
    
    
                    }
    
    
                    var FinalDateVal = TheDate[2] + TheDate[1] + TheDate[0];
    
    		Xrm.Page.data.entity.attributes.get("new_date").setValue(FinalDateVal);
    


    		

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    Thursday, April 5, 2012 9:32 AM