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Date Format with SAP Broadcaster in Workbook

Hello guru's,

I send a workbook in broadcaster, using precalculation server.

In the workbook the date format should be DD/MM/YYYY.

However, the format keeps showing as MM/DD/YYYY.

When I open the workbook with BI Analyzer the format in the workbook shows okay: DD-MM-YYYY .


Fort the "setting OWNER" as well as the "background-execution user" the following usersettings in SU01 have been made --> language Dutch and date format DD.MM.JJJJ .

Settings in the system where precalculation server is installed: dd/mm/yyyy .


How can I influence the date format (either in SAP Broadcaster and/or precalculation server)?

We have BW 7.4 system.

Thanks in advance for any reply.

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  • Best Answer
    Oct 20, 2015 at 04:47 PM


    Check another thing.

    YOu are broadcasting a workbook. That means, you are using a Precalculation Server.

    This Precalculation is installed on a Windows server.
    Log on there (Windows) with the user that you are using on Precalculation Service (you may have to check firsrt - SERVICES.MSC).

    Access Control Panel > Region and Language.

    There, the date must be exactly as you required.

    Then, save it and test again.

    Should works.

    Keep me informed if works or not.

    Best Regards,

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    • Hi Loed,

      I closed the disscusion.➕

      We are still having other problems with new Precalc Server.

      The idea now being that maybe it wasn't fully the missing note.

      Therefor on "Assumed Answered", no more help needed.


  • Oct 21, 2015 at 08:13 AM


    You may do this in the workbook itself..Just right click the column or cells where the dates appear then choose FORMAT CELLS..Afterwards select CUSTOM then type DD/MM/YYYY and click OK..That should work..

    Just make sure that the APPLY FORMATTING is unchecked in your analysis grid..



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