How to change Date Format of Sharepoint List? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    Currently Sharepoint List Displaying the date format as : 29/04/2008 i.e. DD/MM/YYYY

    Can i change it to 29-Apr-2008.

    I want to take first three Characters of the month.

    If not so then 29-April-2008 format will work too.




    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, May 25, 2010 2:37 PM admin q (or if not possible via admin then customization) (From:SharePoint - Enterprise Content Management (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:00 PM


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  • The date format is dictated by Locale. This is effected by what locale the site is created is. It can be changed on an individual basis by clicking on the User ID drop down in the top right -> MySettings -> My Regional Settings -> Change the Locale.
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    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 2:11 PM
  • hi,

    even you can change in site/site collection under site actions ----> site settings --------> in site administration ----> regional settings

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 3:38 PM
  • Hi,


    You can create calculated column instead.

    For example:

    1.      you have the date column like “Created”

    2.      Create new calculated column, type the formula like “TEXT(Created, "dd-mmm-yyyy")

    Now you can use this column displayed in your view.

    For more information, please refer to


    Hope this helps




    Friday, May 28, 2010 6:11 AM
  • Hi want only Time 

    like 2.15 PM and 12.00 AM

    what is the format?

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:28 AM
  • I like this simple fix for this noted challenge. I assume this was logic for SharePoint 2010.  Does anyone have a way do to the same function in SharePoint 2013?


    Friday, November 8, 2013 10:25 PM
  • Thanks for this!


    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:14 AM
  • User ID drop down in the top right -> MySettings -> My Regional Settings -> Change the Locale.
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:26 AM
  • Can you please tell us which locale do we have to select?
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:43 PM
  • Your own.
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 4:29 PM
  • Hi,

    I have a similar issue, but I need to change the format in edit & new form itself, ie when we select a date from calendar it should fill the date textbox in dd-mmm-yy format.

    Is it possible? 

    Thanks in advance.

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:00 AM
  • TEXT(EventDate,"HH-MM")
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:47 AM