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    Birth Date Picker Widget: Date Format when Exported to Excel

    Asked by Russ563 on April 04, 2015 at 06:24 PM

    I'm using the Birth Date Picker Widget and have a problem with its format in or out.

    I first tried DDMMYYY, but the space given to each field doesn't adjust to the width of the field.

    (This format DOES export so Excel {CSV} can read it as a date.)


    Then I tried the more normal format of MMDDYYYY, the size of the fields fit, well almost.

    But the export provides a format of the month spelled out, then the day, then the year: i.e. January 1 2000

    The problem is it is missing the comma after the day. i.e. January 1, 2000  Without the comma Excel sees it as text and NOT a date, and therefore I can't change the format in Excel. I need the format of MM/DD/YYYY (all numbers with slashes in between) to import to another program. All I did was add the comma and Excel converted it to whatever date format I chose.


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    Answered by Shadae on April 04, 2015 at 08:21 PM

    Hi Russ563,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    I was able to reproduce the issue that you are experiencing with exporting your data that have been entered in the Birth Date Widget into excel.

    I have passed on this request to our back-end team to have the data exported to Excel in a data format.

    Any update on the request will be posted to this thread.

    Thank you.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on August 25, 2016 at 01:55 AM

    We've fixed it - Excel exports will have a proper date format data. 

    Please check - let us know. 

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    Answered by snjrose on September 17, 2016 at 05:19 PM

    I am having a similar problem with birth date picker. The date is written out in Jotform (ie. January 7, 1968), but when I export to an Excel file, it changes it to 01/07/1968. I don't want it to convert to numbers. I merge the field into a letter, and I want it written out as January 7, 1968. How can I make sure it doesn't get changed into numbers in the Excel download? It didn't used to do this. Please help me fix it back to the way it was.