This may seem like a simple question, but I'm having problems. According to the "Fundamentals of date fields" in ArcGIS 10.3.1, " a shapefile stores dates in a date field with this format: yyyy-mm-dd". However, when I put 2017-03-07 into my field, formatted as a date field, in Field Calculator, what comes out is 29/06/1905! If I just enter that into the individual field, it works fine, just not in the field calculator, and unfortunately I need to populate a number of shapefiles, each with several hundred rows.
What am I doing wrong?