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2739119 - Date Field Placeholder Is Not Translated


You have configured a non-English regional settings and logon language. However, the date fields placeholder dd.MM.yyyy continues in English.



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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log in with a non-English language (I'll use German as example).
  2. Go to Activities work center, Tasks view. 
  3. Click to create a new task. 
  4. Erase any date field on Task Quick Create and see that the date format is and not TT.MM.JJJJ, which is maintained under user's settings.


The expected format is presented via technical term (Date format string), which is not a translatable text. This is accordingly with Unicode Common Locale Data Repository.


This is the standard behavior of the system.
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An alternative option may be to check the SAP Customer Influencer Site to submit an idea.


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