Use same date and time format as in my computer's settings
Many people like to use English as their display language, but get confused with the US date format: 11/06 is October 6 in the US, but June 11 in many other countries. Why not display the date according to the setting in Windows?
Same goes for time, of course, where many use 24 hour format instead of am and pm.
This feature is still on the backlog.
I have to agree that this is a bit strange for a Microsoft app *not* to utilize/inherit the settings of a Microsoft operating system.
This needs to be fixed to either inherit the system settings or customize the format in the app.
Bram Mertens commented
Or as an alternative allow the user to select a custom time format.
Seems like a no brainer. Please fix as I keep creating power BI Reports and I am constantly requested to provide a date format that we in the land down under can undertsand and I have no real answer except its an American program.
Safta Razvan commented
you can clearly see that it was developed by americans who have no idea about how ppl in other parts of the world work ....DDMMYY FTW
Additionally, numbers in excel sheets used within Teams are displayed incorrectly (for us Belgian people at least).
When an excel sheet opens in Teams the numbers are displayed with a comma. When the same excel opens in Excel desktop numbers are displayed with a dot (.).
I like to maintain the same consistent desktop user experience everywhere my users go, or work on.
To my opinion, this is an important feature.
Everyone in Europe using the English display language (UK excluded) must have this issue.
Teams should adopt the windows 10 desktop settings.
Tom Ellison commented
please fix this blunder! It should be A,B,C easy as 1,2,3 not B,A,C difficult as 2,1,3
Come on Microsoft, this is a rookie mistake.
Chris Dixon commented
If you can't fix regional settings, then the app should use ISO 8601 (the international standard date format) NOT a regional date format for the US.
John Sew Hoy commented
Upvote here for New Zealand date/time/format thanks.
Johann Dirry commented
However, there should be the possibility to override the default setting in the options.
Keith Thompson commented
Please fix this serious bug. Either use the Windows settings or let me specify the time and date format in the Teams app itself. Forcing the time and date format to match the language is absurd.
Hi. I understand that this have been a problem since 2016. Why isn`t this problem fixed yet? It should be an easy fix. As an European who uses DD/MM this is too frustrating
PowerApps when used in Teams show the Currency as $ instead of £. The app is coded to use £ and works on browsers etc.
Really annoying!! this is holding back the deployment of teams.
Sean Ellis commented
"App language determines the date and time format."
Why? I use English(UK) but my preferred date and time format is ISO-8601. That's what is set up in my system preferences.
And this also applies to Linux! Please use locale settings ($LC_ALL / $LC_TIME).
And do not assume that LC_TIME never deviates from $LANG
$ echo $LANG
$ locale -ck LC_TIME | grep '^[td]_'
d_t_fmt="%a %d %b %Y %R %Z"
BTW thanks for making a native Linux client. So much better than all previous workarounds
Why is this not fixed yet?
How am i meant to sell Power BI to my company when it can't even show dates correctly in the collaboration tool we use across the globe...
How is this only on the Backlog? It seems to affect my PBI Reports which are embedded in teams as well as documents.
For me, the ultimate solution worldwide would be to display Dec for 12 and Jan for 01 etc.
If so, wherever it is in the date that is displayed there can be no argument on what the month is.
p.e. 10/Dec/2019, Dec/10/2019, 2019/Dec/10 or 2019/10/Dec. Everybody will recognize, even if it is not the format they are used to.
beats 10/12/2019, 12/10/2019, 2019/12/10 or 2019/10/12 by a mile.
Second best thing I would say is the regional settings of the computer it is used on.
ISO8601 is the only valid date format for me, so it would be great if Teams accommodated this based on my Windows regional settings.
Chris Roberts commented
Being forced to use the MM/DD format when we're based in the UK and exclusively use DD/MM is causing constant confusion here.
MS are usually so good at catering for different locales in their products... how did this slip through the net!?