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Timezone & Date Format


The Timezone feature allows all times to be transferred into your local timezone. This applies to time settings for your Reports, PDF, Word, Excel exports and others.

NestForms will usually set your timezone automatically so you don't have to worry about this. However, if your times in reports are not displaying correctly, (not by minutes, but hours, which would suggest an incorrect timezone), you can change to your local timezone via your profile by carrying out the following steps:

  • Click to your name at the top right when logged in.
  • You can then set your correct Time Zone¬†from the dropdown.
  • All times will then appear in this timezone from then on, once you save your changes by pressing Update.

This change will take immediate effect, so when you update your Timezone and run a report, you will see the updated time in your exports.

The only exception to this feature are times which have been entered into the form itself. These times always display the exact time that was autocaptured from the device (the expectation is that it will be in your local timezone already anyway).


Date format options #

You can choose your format preference via your Profile settings.

This will then apply your format preference in many different places, for example in Results, Form list, Excel export, PDF exports, Word exports.

This will also include the dates in the main data, PDF footer, section headers. The only exceptions are dates within the Response name generated by the prefilled response name.

You can choose from the following formats:

  • Default Day/Month/Year 30/06/2018
  • US: Month/Day/Year 30/06/2018
  • Dotted: Day.Month.Year 30.6.2018 (without leading zeros)
  • Database: 2018-06-30

If you have any issues with this feature, just let us know.