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System Settings: System Date Format and Record Data / Widget Time Format

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The System Date Format is used to set the default date format for data uploads. This is just the default; you can select another format when uploading data, if needed.

You can also customize the Record Data / Widget Time Format. This allows you to display times in 24-hour (i.e. 13:00) or 12-hour (i.e. 01:00 pm) formats when recording data to Custom and Shared datasets.

  1. Go to Admin > System Settings.

The System Settings option under the Admin menu

  1. Click on the Dates & Currency tab.
  2. Change the System Date Format field as needed. Formats that can be used are:
    • YYYY-MM-DD (2014-12-01)
    • MM/DD/YYYY (12/01/2014)
    • DD/MM/YYYY (01/12/2014)
  3. Select the Record Data / Widget Time Format that you would like to use when recording data to Custom and Shared datasets. This applies to both the Record Data page and data-entry widgets. You can choose from:
    • 24 Hours (i.e. 13:30:00)
    • 12 Hours (i.e. 01:30 pm)
  4. Click the Save All System Settings button at the bottom of the page.

the System Date Format and Record Data / Widget Time Format settings