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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 32199678, Entry date: 06/15/2015
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How do you change the date format on PCs and SIMATIC operator panels with WinCC flexible Runtime?

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You can change the date format on a PC via the Windows Control Panel under "Regional and Language Options". On a Windows-based panel, you can change the date format in the Control Panel under "Regional Settings". ...
Note
Be aware that the present FAQ response describes the procedure for changing the formats used for date and time regionally by Windows and Windows CE at operating system level. If you want to change the display in WinCC flexible Runtime on PC or panel instead, then you have to make the relevant settings in the configuration ("Language Support" -> "Project Languages"). For this refer to the notes in the WinCC flexible 2008 manual, in the section entitled Create Multilingual Projects.

Contents:

  1. Change the date format for WinCC flexible PC Runtime
  2. Change the date format on a Windows CE Panel

Note
In Windows, configuration of the date format depends on the language used.

1. Change the date format for WinCC flexible PC Runtime

No. Procedure
1 Open Control Panel
  • Open the Windows Control Panel.
     

Windows 2000

  • In the Control Panel you click "Regional and Language Options".
     

Windows XP and Windows Vista

  • In the Control Panel you click "Region and Language".
     

Fig. 01
2 Change standards and formats
 

Windows 2000

  • Click the "Date" tab in Regional Settings of the Control Pane.
     

Windows XP

  • In the "Regional Options" tab you click the "Customize..." button.
     
Windows Vista
  • In the "Formats" tab you click the "Change this format...".
     

Fig. 02
3 Change date format
 

Windows 2000

  • Change the date format under "Short Date".
  • Then click "OK".
     

Windows XP and Windows Vista

  • Go to the "Date/strong>" tab in the new dialog.
  • Change the date format under "Short Date" or "Date Format".
  • Then click "OK".
     

Fig. 03
4 Close dialog and Control Panel
 

Windows 2000

  • Click "X" to close the Control Panel.
     

Windows XP and Windows Vista

  • Close the dialog with "OK".
  • Click "X" to close the Control Panel.
5 Optional - start WinCC flexible
  • Start WinCC flexible ES or a WinCC flexible RT project.
     

Fig. 04


2. Change data format on a Windows CE panel

No. Procedure
1 Open Control Panel
  • Open the Control Panel on the Windows-based panel
  • In the Control Panel click "Regional Settings".
     

Fig. 05
2 Change date format
  • In the "Regional and Language Settings" dialog you go to the "Date" tab.
  • Select the desired date format.
  • Then click "OK" to close the dialog.
     

Fig. 06
3 Close Control Panel
  • You close the Control Panel with "X".
  • Optional - start WinCC flexible Runtime.

Additional Keywords
Date format, Date formatting, Display of the date, Date view

 

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