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rudzinskin
Level 1

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

Currently, we use the US version of QB online which shows how we write date in the US (Month/Date/Year).  It is possible to change the dates to show either DD/MM/YYYY or just spelled out like November 25, 2020 or 25 November, 2020?  

 

We have operations in parts of Asia and this gets very confusing.  

 

 

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Best answer November 25, 2020

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CharleneMaeF
QuickBooks Team

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

I've got here the steps in changing the date format in QuickBooks Online, rudzinskin.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Gear icon and then select Accounts and Settings.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom, then select Other preferences.
  4. Click the pencil icon beside Date format.
  5. On the Date format drop-down arrow, select dd/MM/yyyy.
  6. Select Save, then Done.

 

For your visual reference, I've attached some screenshots below.

 

Additionally, I've included an article that'll help you track your sales, purchases, and profitability by business location. This is to ensure your data is categorized from different locations: Set up and Use Location Tracking.

 

Get in touch with us if you have additional questions or concerns. Doing so helps us ensure everything is taken care of.

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CharleneMaeF
QuickBooks Team

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

I've got here the steps in changing the date format in QuickBooks Online, rudzinskin.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Gear icon and then select Accounts and Settings.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom, then select Other preferences.
  4. Click the pencil icon beside Date format.
  5. On the Date format drop-down arrow, select dd/MM/yyyy.
  6. Select Save, then Done.

 

For your visual reference, I've attached some screenshots below.

 

Additionally, I've included an article that'll help you track your sales, purchases, and profitability by business location. This is to ensure your data is categorized from different locations: Set up and Use Location Tracking.

 

Get in touch with us if you have additional questions or concerns. Doing so helps us ensure everything is taken care of.

rudzinskin
Level 1

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

Thank you so much. It worked! 

LC-7979
Level 1

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

Will this change the dates on past entries?

LC-7979
Level 1

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

Will this mix up the dates on my past entries?

Rasa-LilaM
QuickBooks Team

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

Thanks for posting on this thread, LC-7979.


When you update the Date format settings, the changes will also apply to your previous entries. The dates for your past transactions will still be the same, but the format is no longer the same as what was previously set in QuickBooks Online (QBO).


For more details, feel free to read this article: How do I set my advanced account settings? It provides a list of Preferences available in the Advanced section.


Additionally, this reference covers all the details on how to customize QuickBooks to help you manage your business smoothly: Configure Accounts and Settings. The article is from another region, but it also applies to the US version.


Keep in touch if you have other questions or concerns about the Date format preference. I’m always ready to help and get this taken care of for you. Have a great day ahead.  

Modelcraft
Level 1

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

I have a user who doesn't have full access to the accounts but needs to change the date format - how does she do that? It's a shame the date format can't be associated to the customer because we are constantly having to change from UK format to US format in the settings  

Adrian_A
Moderator

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

Hello Modelcraft,

 

I'm here to guide how your user can change the date format.

 

You can give them limited access to the account. Aside from changing the date format, they can also view other customer and vendor related transactions.

 

To add them as one of the users, you can follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Gear icon, select Manage users.
  2.  Select Add user.
  3. Select a user type. Then select Next.
  4. Select the access rights for the user. Then Next.
  5. Select the user settings, if applicable. Then select Next.
  6. Enter the user’s name and email address. 
  7.  Click Save.

 

Afterward, they will receive an invite to join the company. Ask them to select the link in the email. They can create a new Intuit Account or just sign in if they already have one.

 

I've also added this link that has detailed information about user rights and access: Manage users.

 

I'll be around whenever you have concerns with QuickBooks.

 

Modelcraft
Level 1

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

I have done this and they have no access to change the date - I've attached an image

eboone
Level 1

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

If I understand correctly, the issue of assigning different date formats to different customers remains unresolved. I, too, have multinational clients, and using exclusively either MMDDYYYY or DDMMYYYY will be confusing for someone. I propose an option to write out the month, showing May 1, 2024 or 1 May 2024 or similar formats to avoid confusion.

MirriamM
Moderator

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

Hello there, eboone.

 

I can see the importance of assigning different date formats to different customers and writing out the month of the date. However, it's currently not an option in QuickBooks Online (QBO). 

 

Please know that we continuously work to ensure that our software can attend to all of your business needs. In the meantime, I recommend sending feedback to help improve the program.

 

To send feedback, follow the below steps:

 

  1. Go to the Gear icon at the top.
  2. Select Feedback.
  3. Enter your comments or product suggestions. 
  4. Then select Next to submit feedback.

 

To be updated with the recent and upcoming changes for QuickBooks products, visit this link: QuickBooks New Features and Innovations.

 

In case you need other helpful articles in the future, you can always visit our site: Help articles for QuickBooks Online.

 

Let me know if you have other concerns about QuickBooks. I'll get back to you right away. Have a great day.

IGWD
Level 1

How do I change the date format in QB online to show DD/MM/YYYY?

Hello,

 

This also makes it impossible to use QuickBooks for invoicing. I have clients both in the UK and the USA and to send them an invoice in UK date format will be very confusing for their accounting department.

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