I made a custom field. The field type is a Date field. I set the date format to european (Dutch) settings: dd-mm-yyyy, with time = none. I use the field in a profile that is published as a profile create form, where it works all right. To allow a contact to view the data they sent trough this profile, I made a profile edit form as a menu item. After logging in, the contact can see this date field, but as view only. In this last form the view only field presents the data as mm/dd/yyyy.

I checked all the places where date formats are set, changed everything everywhere to dd-mm-yyyy. This does not change the date-format in the view only field.

Is this normal behaviour, a bug or me doing something wrong?

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It sounds like a bug, it should take the settings for the date/time, sounds like it does not.

  • If so, how can I signal it as such? Oct 27, 2015 at 16:05
  • You can check if it is already reported as a bug on issues.civicrm.org and add it if it is not. Oct 27, 2015 at 17:15
  • Okay, could not find a bug report about this, so I added a report. Oct 30, 2015 at 10:51

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