SharePoint Date Format for South Africa and Other Regions Outside the USA

The date format defaults to the American format and as I explained in the previous post, this is not always the most efficient way to sort documents.

date-format-americanThe date format can be changed on site level, site collection level or farm level.  If you can’t get your IT department to change it farm level, do it at site or site collection level yourself. Go to Site Actions – Site Settings – Regional Settings.

date-format-regional-settingsChange the locale to your region.

date-format-locale-south-africaThen change the time zone to your area.

date-format-time-zoneAnd you’re done.






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