NOTE: If Blackbaud hosts your database, altering Regional Settings in your local Windows will not affect date formats in your Blackbaud product. Please refer to this Knowledgebase solution to edit these settings in the Blackbaud Hosting environment.

Note: To change the time format, follow the same instructions except select the Time tab rather than the Date tab.

Windows 2000:

  1. Open Regional Options in Control Panel.
  2. On the Date tab, next to Short date format, select a short date format.
  3. To change the date, open Date and Time and select the appropriate date.
     
Windows XP:
  1. Open Control Panel, and then click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.
  2. Click Regional and Language Options.
  3. On the Regional Options tab, click Customize.
  4. On the Date tab, next to Short date format, select a short date format.
  5. To change the date, open Date and Time and select the appropriate date. 
  6. To change the Time Zone, select the Time Zone tab and select the correct option.
     
Windows 2003:
  1. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel
  2. On the Regional Options tab, click Customize.
  3. On the Date tab, next to Short date format, select a short date format.
  4. To change the date, open Date and Time and select the appropriate date

Windows 7:
  1. Open the Control Panel and select Region and Language
  2. On the Formats tab, select the date format desired
  3. View examples of the format on the bottom
  4. For additional or custom options, select Additional settings...
  5. Select the Date tab
  6. Make changes
To change the Time Zone
  1. Open the Control Panel and select Date and Time
  2. Select the Time Zones tab
  3. Select the correct option

Within Crystal Reports:
Note: Crystal Reports date settings show as YMD, are not able to be changed to the correct format (DMY).
  1. Open Crystal Reports for Blackbaud.
  2. Select File, Options from the menu bar.
  3. Select the Fields tab.
  4. Click Date and select the Date tab.
  5. Change the Order to MDY and verify the sample on the bottom is correct.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 with the Date/Time button.
  8. Exit Crystal Reports.
  9. Create a new report in the Reports module.
Note: Both the server and computer logging into the server must have the same date format to function properly.