Some time ago in one of the Q&A’s I wrote about the ability to localise ZAPP: this time another localisation issue that I’ve been asked about.
Q: How does ZENworks Reporting determine what date format is used?
A: For most customers the date format will automatically be detected based on their browser settings.
When looking at dates and timestamps in ad hoc reports, ZENworks Reporting will look at the language settings within the browser and try to adapt to this with the date format that it uses. For American English, the date format will be something like mm/dd/yy, while if your browser language is set to German this will change to dd.mm.yy and for customers with UK English set as their browser language the date will default to dd/mm/yy.
In addition to the browser settings mentioned above, at the login window you can select the default locale as shown in figure 1.
Q:When I look at the report from within the browser I get the proper date formatting, but when I schedule the report it has the American date formatting. How can I change this?
This article was first published in Open Horizons Magazine, Issue 39, 2017/4, p38.
Ron Van Herk has a long history with the Novell ZENworks product range, starting with the Novell Application Launcher (yes, that was the original name). He spent 7 years as a support specialist at Novell technical Services focused on the various ZENworks components and currently works as a Technical Sales Specialist in the Benelux area.