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Oct 17, 2015 at 02:11 PM

Incorrect date format in webI charts with English(UK) as preferred viewing locale.


Hello Experts ,

We have recently upgraded to BI 4.1 SP6 with BW upgraded to 7.4 from 7.0 .

We have tested that the following steps ensure Date format appears in dd/mm/yyyy for our customers based out of UK .

- When working in BI Launchpad -> Preferences -> Locale and Time Zone

-> Preferred Viewing Locale -> set it to "English (United Kingdom)"

now log out and log in again and test the behaviour.

- When using In Rich Client -> Open the report -> Properties ->

Application -> Locale -> set Preferred Viewing Locale to "English

(United Kingdom)" and check the second radio button "Use the preferred

viewing locale to format the data".

Close and re-open WRC completely.

This has ensured data is appearing as dd/mm/yyyy for universe based reports /BEx based reports and even for webI formulas .

But the date is not appearing correctly in dd/mm/yyyy when we are using them in charts .

Would like to have opinion from experts what we are missing here 😔 .


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