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DateTime

*This is an idea from @fmvizcaino  from the Portuguese Community*

 

  • Global DateTime support
7 Comments
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Hi @FláviaB  - there are quite a few ideas around changes to Date Time as part of the Alteryx platform.

 

Are you thinking mainly of a timezone-aware date-time type (if so - I agree fully with you)?    Python deals with this by having a specific type for date-times with a timezone, so that you can clearly see if this is 16:00 GMT or 16:00 in Madrid.

 

It may be worth putting some of the details of the problem that this applies to so that the product team can work through it with you.

 

 

Community Manager
Community Manager

Thank you for your feedback, @SeanAdams!

 

Yes, I believe this is totally related to a timezone. Since I am posting on behalf of another user that sent the idea in our Portuguese Community, I will extend the question to him who can better explain it. 😉 

 

@fmvizcaino could you elaborate a little more about your request? 

Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi,

 

The idea is to actually have Alteryx support months or weekdays in different languages, like excel is able to do.

To be able to insert a specific list of months or weekdays in a different language.

 

Example: (english / portuguese) - to insert a from / to

January = Janeiro

Sunday = Domingo

 

And the %b or %A automatically translate the date to a string formatted in another language.

 

Best,

Fernando Vizcaino

 

 

Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: Coming Soon

Thank you for your feedback! This idea will be available in an upcoming release, we'll be sure to update this idea again once the release is available for download.

Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: Implemented

@fmvizcaino 

 

Thank you for your feedback! This idea was included in our latest release, 2020.2, along with several other localization updates to the Designer user experience. You can download the latest version here! 

Alteryx
Alteryx

Hello @fmvizcaino ! We did indeed release international support of DateTime to the DateTime tool in Designer. In upcoming releases, we will be extending this support to the expression editor of the DateTimeParse and DateTimeFormat functions where you will be able to specify %b and %A, among different formats, and have the outputs be in your desired language. Also, we will be updating the DateTime Now tool as part of this extended support as well. Stay tuned! 

Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Great!!! I'm so glad to have contributed somehow 🙂