Date format of project ie set dd/mm/yyy
Allow projects to be set in the relevant date format. It seems as if only US date format is available. That means in Australia dates are misinterpreted 12 days every month. It’s the same issue as planner. Date format needs to be considered for every MVP.
There is a solution, for some countries at least. It was hinted at in the January 27 Admin comment.
Change the url to https://project.microsoft.com/en-AU/...... and the date format seems to be in dd/mm/yyyy format. You may need to change view (e.g. to timeline and back) for it to take effect.
Bizarely, en-UK doesn't work, so you'll have to be honorary Aussies.
Not sure about other countries.
Is it really true that ONLY the arcane US date format can be set? Unbelievable. In this day and age, where dd/mm/yyyy is used in most of the world. No wonder I don't like Microsoft....
Please change it. I'm in Germany. It annoys me, too. This is prone to result in errors.
ISA (UK) commented
I can go into my account and change the date format to a non US DD/MM/YYYY but in MS Project Online it remains the VERY confusing MM/DD/YYYY.
I've go to say that this online version of Project seems to be a dog. Unless it's me? I just can't get my head around having no visual cues / buttons etc., and then stupid issues like not being able to show dates in the expected way in PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE. Never, rated MS and this 'squidgy, smelly brown stuff' only confirms my feeling that the biggest software seller in the world, still can't build remotely adequate products. Or maybe it's just me.
This still isnt fixed? Its been an issue since 2012.
Come on, surely this is a quick fix
This is insane, even by MS' shocking development standards. This is a PLANNING tool - there's literally no piece of software in the 365 portfolio where correct displaying of dates is *more* important and yet this STILL isn't fixed (No, it isn't - in UK, still seeing US formats all over Roadmap). We literally cannot use this product online because it causes so much confusion about dates. FIX YOUR SOFTWARE.
I am in Australia and I have the US date format
Hi, same thing for many other countries. The MM/DD/YYYY format is used only in a few country. Please fix this as it creates constantly a mess as people is used to a different format and days and months goes mixed!
UK, still only seeing US formates. Fix this please. It's not 'completed' at all.
Tony Hitchcock commented
Also not working for NZ
Does your website appear like so -
I'm from the Netherlands as well and we can only see the US date format. Any idea how we can change this?
lisette pieke commented
Agreed. In the Netherlands we use the date notation dd/mm/yyyy as well. It's confusing for us to work with the US date format.
Also, our work week starts on Monday, now the week starts on Sunday. Is this something we can make customizable?
Tony O'Hare commented
Agreed. The dates also display in UTC or US rather than the relevant region. Thus, on the Plan 'Today' is actually yesterday due to regional time differences creating further confusion for users on a daily basis.