Skip to Content

Change date format in PowerDesigner List Reports


I've been asked to export certain metadata properties for our PDM data models out of PD so they can be loaded into an MS Excel workbook.

I assumed this would be easy to accomplish by simply setting up a List Report with all the metadata properties I need. However I have issues getting the 2 date time metadata properties, Entity "Creation Date" and Entity "Modification Date", out of PD in a recognized date format.

Is there anyway to modify the date format for List Reports? Or possibly change the default date format?

Current Default Date Format in List Reports: Month-DD-YY HH:MM:SS (i.e. MS Excel does not recognize this format as valid date)

Preferred Date Format: MM-DD-YYYY HH:MM:SS (or any MS recognized format).


Add comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Get RSS Feed

1 Answer

  • Sep 10, 2018 at 02:18 PM

    I think it uses long date (and time) format set up in your operating system. Change it in windows and try the list report again.


    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded