Datetime format

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    It would also be amazing to be able to view dates in standard ISO format (YYYY-MM-DD) instead of how they are currently displayed now in text, which takes a lot of characters. Though, the one I personally really need is the abbreviated 6-digit version of ISO used commonly used for document names prefix which is (YYMMDD) 2ch,2ch,2ch without any character separating the terms.

    Friday, February 19, 2021 (Text)   →   2021-02-19 (ISO)  →   210219 (ISOshort)

    The last 6-digit date coding is optimal for prefixing file names in chronological order without taking up too much space on the documents name, such as:

    201231-photos  ← (photos of the last day of the past year)

    210101-journal  ← (Journal for the first day of this year)

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi people! Sorry if this thread had been overlooked. We've mentioned in several places that date formatting options are going to be created :-). It's a matter of time...

     

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    Alfred Peters

    Honestly, I wish the whole world worked on ISO. As an American who grew up overseas I was flabbergasted that MM/DD/YYYY was even a thing. It makes zero sense. At least do DD/MM/YYYY... ISO is still best and critical for the computer age because if it's instant, incredibly easy auto-sorting nature.

    +1000

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    Brian Clements-Tiberio

    Big +1 for me here. Something in settings to allow for custom format would be wonderful. I also do ISO format for my dates.

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    oleg

    YYYY-MM-DD everywhere since 2013-08-02, works in any file system

    cannot upvote this enough

     

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    aquadark

    Well, let's pray this finally gets sorted... as it's the last day of February :)
    It's been 2+ years since the date feature was introduced and I am pretty sure the date format selection is one of the most requested features...

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    jkontos

    Any news?

     

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi folks,

    I've really pushed the team for this over the last couple of weeks and it looks like we may have this scheduled to work on in a couple of weeks and be out by the end of February. If not, I think it may be safe to say about 6-7 weeks after the end of February when we do another iteration of some of the smaller feature requests. Date formatting was slated to be looked at in a growing bundle of date-related items, but I've singled this one out and have asked that it be dealt with as an isolated feature (which it is not, really, because it requires decision making for several other features without actually building those features and getting back to that at a later time.)

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    Henk Schets

    please make this a priority :-)

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Henk,

    I have nagged the developers about this very recently. You are not alone in your request. I get bombarded with this well-deserving request every day at the help desk and elsewhere... and I have prompted the team. It seems that they want to bundle this together with several other date-related feature requests and tackle everything in the same iteration.

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    Henk Schets

    Thank you Frank, much appreciated!

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    Julian Gieseke

    Any update on this? desperately waiting for "better" (more European) date formats... 😇

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    Seyee

    please make this a priority :-)

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    Luigi Bonini

    I would suggest also changing the format to other systems and languages (es. Italian: instead of "Wed, April 7, 2021" something like "Merc 7 aprile 2021".

     

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    > I am pretty sure the date format selection is one of the most requested features...

    Indeed, it is. We are wanting to include this with several other date-related features when we re-focus on this.

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