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Consider the following scenario:

  • You have Master Data Services (MDS) for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014 installed on a computer.

  • You open a web browser on a client computer, and then you open an MDS website.

  • The Format option in the Regional and Language dialog box on the client computer is set to an English locale other than "English (United States)." For example, the Format option is set to "English (Australia)." Additionally, the Short date option is set to "d/MM/yyyy."

In this scenario, the transaction date format on the View Transactions window on the MDS website is "M/DD/YYYY" instead of "d/MM/yyyy."

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To work around this issue, follow these steps on the client computer:

  1. Open Control Panel, and then open the Region and Language item.

  2. Click the Format tab, and then change the format to English (United States).

  3. Open Control Panel, and then open the Region and Language item.

  4. Click Additional Settings, and then change the Short Date option to d/mm/yyyy on the Date tab.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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