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Google Chrome showing United States Date Format

  • 1.  Google Chrome showing United States Date Format

    Posted Apr 11, 2017 09:39 AM
    Hi Everyone,

    Thought I would use this post to see if anyone had come across the Date Filter issue using the Google Chrome Browser.
    I was approached by one of the dashboard users earlier this week who was using Chrome and couldn't understand why her dashboard was different from the one used in earlier meeting she had attended.

    It turns out the Goggle Chrome language setting is defaulted to English (United States). Thus the Date filter reflected this.
    To restore the date filter to the United Kingdom date format you can follow the steps in the link below.

    Supported languages and countries/regions for Power BI | Microsoft Power BI

    Does anyone know of a longer term solution for this as I have many users currently using Chrome as their Browser and would have to email them to follow the steps laid out in the link above.

    Gary Brogan

  • 2.  RE: Google Chrome showing United States Date Format

    Posted Apr 12, 2017 06:55 AM

    Thank you very much for that. I had a similar problem where the currency would also change to Dollars rather than Pound in some fields.

    I have changed Chrome default language to UK and it changed the currency back to £.


    Wilson Fernandes


  • 3.  RE: Google Chrome showing United States Date Format

    Silver Contributor
    Posted Apr 13, 2017 05:28 AM
    Hi guys Interesting find so it appears there are many layers of language this order
    1: Your locale operating system
    2: Power BI desktop you have to download in your preferred language
    3: Power BI desktop report locale for visulising your reports in PBID.
    4: Each report consumer user can set their language for their Power BI service menus experience.
    5: The BI users personal browser settings override the report locale (set in option 3) .

    Good to know.

    David Moss
    Power BI & Cortana Solutions Consultant

  • 4.  RE: Google Chrome showing United States Date Format

    Posted Apr 13, 2017 06:07 AM

    Thanks David,


    Hope this answers you query Gary?


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