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ArcGIS Online date format

Question asked by mnorbury on Dec 11, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2017 by SamBond10

We have an ArcGIS Online organisational account with the language set to 'English-English'.  Unfortunately, the dates are shown in the American date format.  It seems the only way I can change this is if I switch to any other language, in which case the date appears in a format which I understood, that is dd/mm/yyyy.


Is it possible to keep the language set to English but to use the international date format dd/mm/yyyy.  Otherwise this does cause confusion.  Notably the account expiry dates can cause a lot of confusion.  If Esri notify me that my account is due to expire on 1/3/2015, I would interpret that as meaning 1st March 2015, whereas Esri actually mean 3rd January 2015.


On a similar subject, the 'English-English' setting also sets the language to American english, which is only used in the USA and the Philippines, whereas the rest of the english-speaking world (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, etc., etc.) uses a different spelling of english from the Americans.


Could we have a separate setting for the USA, eg. 'English-USA' that Americans can use for their own date format, units (miles, feet, inches) and spelling, whereas 'English-English' should be the date format, standard international units and spelling for the international English-speaking community.