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2160567 - How to Display Date Fields in UK format during the Process - Onboarding 1.0


  • Want to display UK date format dd/mm/yyyy during the New Employee process.
  • Want to capture the date in UK format, but when NES step is completed on the PDF Form date comes in US Format.
  • Is there any settings in Onboarding SuperAdmin to capture the date in UK format?

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Reproducing the Issue

To change the date format from us (mm/dd/yyyy) to the UK format (dd/mm/yyyy) it's necessary to do some configuration in super admin and in the process according to the steps bellow:

  1. Logon to Onboarding. Go to settings >> Panels.
  2. Create a new panel using panel designer. Add Date field
  3. Click the date field and go to properties. Search date format dropdown. You can’t see UK date format dd/mm/yyyy.




  1. UK Locale missing in Super Admin >> Locale
  2. UK locale is wrongly setup in the locale in Super Admin


  1. Log in to Super Admin. Go to Locale.
  2. Since UK locale setup is missing. We have to add Locale and create a new locale with code: en-GB – English(United Kingdom)

    en GB.png
  3. You can add more locales similar to UK, you have to choose different locale in the code drop down as per your requirement and follow the same step.

    Select Locale.png
  4. Note: The above configuration will not add a new date format in the panel. To view this logon to Onboarding >> Settings >> Panels. You will see no changes.

  5. The date control does not have UK format, even you added UK local. The date format will be automatically changed to UK, when during the process you change language.

  6. In SuperAdmin, go to form filed and make sure to change the date filed as {key, DateFormat=dd-MM-yyyy}


PS: The configuration for the date changes will have no impact in the date format showed in "Manager HRData" keys in super admin.


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