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zenisekd
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Date format in service changes when using Direct Query

Hi, 
I have my reports, and they seem to be displaying the correct format, when it comes to import (DD.MM.YYYY) both in Desktop and Service. When it comes to Direct Query, I see the date correctly in the desktop (DD.MM.YYY) but in service it goes wild to "MM/DD/YYY". Not only changing the "." to "/", but also switching days for months, which is anoying. 

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Could anyone advise? thank you. 

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v-xuxinyi-msft
Community Support
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Hi @zenisekd 

 

You can try the following:

 

  • Modify the date format in the model view with custom format

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  • Ensure that the locale of the browser used by the service is the same as the locale set by the desktop. Or modify the language setting of the service. 

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Best Regards,
Yulia Xu

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-xuxinyi-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @zenisekd 

 

You can try the following:

 

  • Modify the date format in the model view with custom format

vxuxinyimsft_0-1707901050049.png

 

  • Ensure that the locale of the browser used by the service is the same as the locale set by the desktop. Or modify the language setting of the service. 

vxuxinyimsft_2-1707902136012.png

 

Best Regards,
Yulia Xu

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Hi @v-xuxinyi-msft , 
I don't consider either as the best solution, I would expect that that the format should be the same as in the import mode if all settings remain the same. 

Anyway, modifying the model dates work, but it is a lot of manual work 😕
Modifying the service language settings works as well, but it is not suitable, because every user would have to do that. 

I don't quite understand, does import differ from the Direct Query... 

Anyway, I went with the manual formatting option. Thank you.

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