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datepicker and correcting date formatting in excel

I have created a basic App which should allow team members to log project titles, locations and date/time of capture into an Excel spreadsheet and I can get everything to work as I need except for the datepicker.


I have a column in excel for Date of Capture and the app has three screens, browser, edit and create. The create screen allows a user to add a new project, browser allows for searches etc and edit lets users update projects.


I have created a datepicker in the create screen and it is formatted as dd/mm/yyyy and hh:mm entry.


If I create an entry as 15/08/2018 04:30 the saved the date in Excel shows up as



When I then view the project to edit it the date does not show up at all.


I'm sure this is a formatting and timezone issue but I can't fathom out the workaround. I tried to format the Excel column for date and time and one of two things happens. Either the App overwrites the formatting or I get an error saying the data is the incorrect format when I try to create the entry in the App.


Similarly I've tried to parse this as text but can't get that to work either. Here are some screen to help show how this is set up and would appreciate any advice or guidance as I've not found this exact issue and others seem to be able to send the correctly formatted data to Excel.

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Re: datepicker and correcting date formatting in excel

Hi @Django_P,


Select the date picker control, and make sure that the Date time zone is set to Local, not UTC. 





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