Changing How a Date is Displayed

Dates are formatted differently depending on the country.  If you find that the dates are displaying in a format that you are not familiar with or do not prefer, you can change it by changing your locale.

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Go to My Settings – > Personal -> Language & Time Zones

Change Locale and save.

Example:

I logged into my org and entered a date.  It displayed as 29/11/2016. (DD/MM/YYYY)  Although I can understand what it means, it is not my preferred way of viewing dates.displaydate1

So I went to  My Settings -> Personal -> Language & Time Zones

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Here is what I saw:

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I changed Locale to something more appropriate for me

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So going back to the same record the date now looks like this:

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