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1916922 - Predefined date format list incorrect in Crystal Reports.


  • Incorrect date format.
  • Predefined date format option in Crystal Reports displays a list of invalid date format when the preferred viewing local is set to Germany.


  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In Crystal Reports, create a report off any data source that contains date database fields.
  2. Add a date database fields on the report.
  3. Set the Crystal Reports Preferred Viewing Locale to "Germany (Germany)"
  4. Set the Crystal Reports Product Locale to: "Deutch"
  5. Format the date database field, and notice the list of date style listed is not valid.
    • Right click on the date database field and select "Format Field…"
    • Notice in the "Format Editor", under the tab "Datum und Uhrzeit", the list of date format is incorrect.



  • The issue has been identified and logged under Problem Report ID ADAPT01705962


  • The issue is resolved in the following product updates:
    • Crystal Reports 2011:
      • Support Pack 09
    • Crystal Reports 2013:
      • Support Pack 03


CR, German, date format , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Bug Filed


SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013