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Replies: 10 - Pages: 1 - Last Reply: Mar 17, 2021 1:18 PM by: Rob D
Andrew C
Registered: 1/23/20
UK style dates

Is there a way to change the date style on quotes etc to UK style dates (DD-MM-YY) from US style dates (MM-DD-YY) as it's very confusing to guests? Most of the time it refers to Jan 31 etc but sometimes (for example in Description in a quote ) it appears as MM-DD.

Chris Hynes
Registered: 10/19/12
Re: UK style dates

Yes, if you go to Settings > Culture: https://secure.ownerreservations.com/settings/culture you can set the date format there.

That will show for all guest facing things, but the internal management side will still have some things in US format.

DianneD
Registered: 10/3/18
Re: UK style dates

As an Australian OR user (& knowing there is a growing user base that would prefer the Dd/mm/yy date format), I have been nearly ‘caught’ a couple of times with the us date format on the internal side - can that be made optional too ?

Michelle Z
Registered: 1/26/20
Re: UK style dates

I agree with DianneD. As an Aussie operator as well, seeing dates in dd/mm/yy format internally, would really help. I have also almost been caught out with 'wrong' dates.

Rob D
Registered: 2/25/21
Re: UK style dates

Hi Owner Rez,

As the above users have said, whilst I understand how to change the date format on the customer facing side of widgets and calendars. Is there currently no way to display dd/mm/yy format on the ownerrez control panel as such?

If not, is this something on your immediate radar to implement? or something you are not considering at all in the near future?

Many thanks

Ken T
Registered: 8/7/19
Re: UK style dates

Yes, that is not currently possible. We are presently working to improve our internationalization capabilities, beginning with customer-facing views, and eventually to include the control panel you use.

Ken T
Registered: 8/7/19
Re: UK style dates

We've looked into this a little more, and if you set the date format in your Culture settings, it will change some (but not all) of the internal control panel displays. Work in adding this capability is ongoing.

Do you have specific places where this isn't working? We can make sure they're on the list to add that compatibility as we make changes.

Rob D
Registered: 2/25/21
Re: UK style dates

Thanks Ken, much appreciated.

The main areas are on the booking tab when in 'list' view (arrive/depart/booked columns), the quotes tab (again arrive/depart/created columns) and again on the inquires tab (BTW our rental property is just a mile away from Windsor Castle, so I had a quick chat with the Queen and she's insistent that it should be Enquiries, but I told her i'm happy to let that one to slide for now).

I appreciate you guys over the pond are used to seeing dates in that way, but quite confusing for us Brits. Especially in the low dates, i.e. we automatically read 03/04/21 as 3rd April where as you would see it as 4th March.

Paul W
Registered: 6/9/09
Re: UK style dates

Thanks for the feedback, Rob. We need to update all parts of the control panel to follow culture settings without question!

Rob D
Registered: 2/25/21
Re: UK style dates

Thank Paul ;)

Got to say publicly that we have been looking at various channel management software for 18 months to find a good match for us. Every business is different and has different (sometimes complex) needs, so there are always going to be compromises/work arounds when deciding to go with which software. But very high on our list of priorities was great support (and not just support from people reading from a cue card, but quickly understood the nuances of issues).

So as well as the great software, it didn't go unnoticed to us the level of support you guys offer before we made our decision. We are only 3 weeks in and the support levels have been even better than expected. Please don't ever lose that ;)

So now I've stoked you ego's, get making those date changes!!! lol - But seriously, thanks guys ;)

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