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Date Format in exported Excel differs from report date format



When exporting content to Excel, the date format in the exported Excel is different from the Report Definition date format.

For example,

Date format in the Report Definition: MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm AM/PM
Date format in the exported Excel: MM-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a Report Definition with DateTime column.
  2. Mention the Column formatting as Date Time.
  3. Run the report and export the content to Excel using the 'Export to Excel' option.

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules:

The Export_DateTime control formats the Date Time into the PRDateFormat.DEFAULT_DATETIME_SHORT format.


Perform the following local-change:

Override the Export_DateTime control in an application ruleset. Modify the below setting,

"sDatetime = PRDateFormat.format(null, strTimeZone, PRDateFormat.DEFAULT_DATETIME_SHORT, curProp.toDate())"


"sDatetime = PRDateFormat.format(null, strTimeZone, "MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm a", curProp.toDate())"

Published February 26, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

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