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date format on entity forms

Hi All

I'm having difficulty on dealing with the date format on forms.

I have changed the current format to English (New Zealand)  to show dates as dd/mm/yyyy both on Settings/Personal Options on the Portal Management and on Settings/Administration/System Settings, but the form that I have in a page of the portal (to be used by an invited contact) still shows dates in mm/dd/yyyy. 

Do I need to recreate the entity or the form for the new format to take effect? or is there somewhere else I need to change the setting?

Any help is much appreciated.

 

Regards

Werner

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This documentation explains how the datetime field behaves on portal and how you can make date field appear in the format you want https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/portals/configure/behavior-format-date-time-field

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Hi @werner1 ,

 

In Form control, you can set below formula on the control to show the date format in dd/mm/yyyy format:

Text(Now(),"dd/mm/yyyy")

 

And the format goes with the locale setting of your computer. For more information, please refer to:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/show-text-dates-times

 

Regards,

Mona

 

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Hi Mona
I guess that's for a canvas-app. I can't see anywhere I can change the control format when using an entity form. I have created a new CDS entity,  the testDate field is of type Date only. I have created a custom form for that entity and used that form on a page from the portal. Picture on the left shows part of the form definition and on the right the page displaying on browser.   

 

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Regards

Werner

This documentation explains how the datetime field behaves on portal and how you can make date field appear in the format you want https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/portals/configure/behavior-format-date-time-field

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Although I have read that article several times, it was not clear to me that i needed to add a site setting DateTime/DateFormat, even if there is another place to set date format (system settings for Dynamics 365).

Thanks for helping solve the problem.

Np @werner1 , would you mind marking the thread as answered

Great post.

 

Any idea of what the syntax of the site setting actually is?

 

Cheers, Richard

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