Bulk Change date format for every date field in Portal and AGOL

01-30-2020 05:26 PM
Status: Open
Occasional Contributor

ESRI Date Fields are confussing for most of the globe Date format by country - Wikipedia. There needs to be a tool to Bulk change every date field pop up and display to a specified format.

My organisation is relatively small yet I need to manually change the date pop up for 696 Fields each time I kick of a new project. Lest be conservitive and say we can do it in 15 Seconds for each Field thats 3 hours of wasted time and effort. I currently have 19 Projects open, duplicated in Portal and ArcGIS Online.

I would really hate to think how long this would take a large organisation.


We are currently having the same problem, it is deeply frustrating. What makes matters worse is that it seems that date formats need to be changed on a map by map basis, rather than layer by layer.

by Anonymous User

There is an "ENH-000133768 - When publishing hosted feature layers to Portal (AGOL or ArcGIS Enterprise), the date fields should default to the organization's default date format " that was recently logged requesting date formats to be defaulting to the Organization region settings.