Formatting Simple Dates


Simple dates allows you to determine how date and time attribute values are displayed to the user. Translations and formatting of these columns are controlled by the users location setting, however the structure of the information is determined on this screen.

How to format a simple datetime column

1   Add a universal datetime object to the dataset.

2   Open up the Set Properties dialogue box by selecting the column title and select the Format option.

3   This will display a new dialogue box unique for DateTime attribute columns.

4   In the new Format dialogue box, you are able to customise the format of the simple date displayed to show in numerical format, abbreviated format or a full descriptive format. With the time being optional for all formats.

5   Once the date has been configured to your requirements you can select save to close the dialogue and Save from the Main Menu to apply the changes to the dataset.

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