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    Date format - request for YYYY/MM/DD (Chinese style)

    Asked by TMGoriginal on August 29, 2013 at 03:57 AM


    I'd love it if you could possibly add the Date format YYYY/MM/DD (Chinese style) to the other two options.

    Many thanks for considering this update.

    style format love thanks
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    Answered by gori-mathew on August 29, 2013 at 05:06 AM


    I believe a ticket was submitted to our developers for YYYY/MM/DD to be among the choices in the form builder's date format selector but it's not been implemented as yet. So, the only way to present a date field to users in that format would be to use the form's full source and switch the inputs around in that order. However, the form's records would still display dates in the current format.


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    Answered by vrsioffice on August 29, 2013 at 02:20 PM

    I agree this date format is needed (yyyy-mm-dd).  If you use one of the two other formats then try to sort a table or grid report the dates will not sort correctly.  In order to get dates to sort in the correct order for the English language/format you need the year first, then the month, then the date. 

    Please advise if this is ever going to be implemented.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by guilledutra on August 29, 2013 at 04:28 PM


    I'll forward your request to our feature request list, I cannot commit with an estimated time when this will be implemented or not, but you be sure that our development team will get this message.


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    Answered by vrsioffice on September 01, 2013 at 05:43 PM

    Great, thank you.  However it seems that the grid & table reports are not picking up the new date format.  They are still sorting with the date format mm/dd/yyyy.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on September 01, 2013 at 06:05 PM

    @ vrsioffice 

    Hi, can you please create a separate topic for the latest inquiry.

    Use this link http://www.jotform.com/contact/

    We will have to create a seprate request to it if possible.


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    Answered by TMGoriginal on September 02, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Hi! Many thanks for getting this edit up - however I cannot select it as you have shown above.

    I've logged out and back into the service and yet this has not refreshed.

    Also tested in a new form and it didn't come up here either.


    Could you suggest something that I'm not doing?