dd-MMM-yyyy formatting for dates? Hot

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by John Hastings-Kimball on August 14, 2015

with a growing international audience, the need for consistent date representations is becoming increasingly important for our user community. Currently a user can set their date formats to dd-mm-yyyy or mm-dd-yyyy so that in the browser the dates are shown to the end user in a way that makes sense to them. The problem with this approach lies in the fact that the data is not always consumed in a browser. Many times our data is exported to excel, delivered via scheduled reports, or placed into executive documents via screenshots. When this happens you cannot be sure that the consumer of that data will know that 08-12-2015 is Aug 12 or Dec 8. This can lead to inaccurate assumptions, unnecessary questions or even bad decisions. We would like to see additional date formats added to the user profile whereby a user can select dd-mmm-yyyy or mmm-dd-yyyy. With this format, a date would display as 12 Aug 2015 and remove any ambiguity as to the month or day related to the date.

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    SBM 11.0.1
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  • Looks like we're a little ahead of schedule on this and can tentatively fold it into a maintenance release for SBM 11.0 (likely numbered SBM 11.0.1) expected in mid-Q1CY'16
    David J. Easter Commented by David J. Easter October 29, 2015
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    Looks like we're a little ahead of schedule on this and can tentatively fold it into a maintenance release for SBM 11.0 (likely numbered SBM 11.0.1) expected in mid-Q1CY'16

    Much of this comes from the internally embedded ICU libraries, so this should be doable. It also lines up with similar work we're doing in the 1HCY'16 release, so we'll put it Under Consideration for then.
    David J. Easter Commented by David J. Easter August 18, 2015
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    Much of this comes from the internally embedded ICU libraries, so this should be doable. It also lines up with similar work we're doing in the 1HCY'16 release, so we'll put it Under Consideration for then.

     

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