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Use Preferred Date Format (i.e. Sortable) with medium/long date formatting

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:13:49 GMT

I want to be able to view my dates in Year Month Day order, but I'd like to be able to actually see the Month spelled out. Currently, it seems only the "short" date format respects the "Preferred Date Format" option setting, the others arbitrarily use the Day Month Year order. But Short format only uses numeric representation. It would be nice if Medium / Long formats also respected the Preferred Date Format. Bonus points if you give us a way to customize this further by passing in a formatting string similar to how strftime() / strtotime() in various languages work, but just getting medium/long formatting for Sortable would be enough for me.

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 01:57:25 GMT

Hi, Thanks for the suggestion. We didn't initially include the Year Month Day order with the Medium/Long formats as the Short format was the only one which could be truly sortable, however we understand that this still might be helpful to users and confusing if it doesn't apply, so we will look at improving this in the future. Jess