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Apr 19, 2010 at 03:41 PM

Date format on ESS leave request different to preferred date format su01?


Hi All,

We're in the process of upgrading to ECC6. We have employees both in Ireland and the US. The problem is that the US employees are seeing their dates in the leave request in Irish format (ddmmyyyy) instead of their own format(mmddyyyy).

We have checked their date preferences in R/3 in su01(user maintainence) and even though the date format is set up to output US style, it's outputting Irish style.

I found a post where is said to set the language on the user in user administration but while this solves our problem, we have a number of employees and this would be a tedious, time consuming activity. Also, going forward there is room for forgetting this setting. Is this the only way to do it?

So can anyone tell me how the date format is selected on the leave request? I'm assuming it's diffenent now because the leave request is a web dynpro, is it even possible to configure it so that your dates are output according to the values in transaction su01?

Many thanks,