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2314248 - Invalid Date Format Error using October 16 with UTC -3 Time Zone


When attempting to enter a date using October 16 (various years) an invalid date format error occurs. The date format is entered correctly.



Dates known to be associated with the error:

16 oct 1988
16 oct 1977
16 oct 1966
16 oct 1955
16 oct 1932
16 oct 1921
16 oct 1910
16 oct 1898
16 oct 1887
16 oct 1864


This issue is known to occur in releases b1602 and b1605 using Brazilian version of Microsoft Windows. Other versions of Microsoft Windows do not appear to be affected. Additionally, the problem appears to only occur when Windows has the time zone set to UTC -3. Other time zone settings do not appear to cause a problem.


This issue is caused by a coding error in the software. There is no known workaround at this time.


This problem is targeted to be addressed in upcoming release b1608 which is scheduled for release on August 6, 2016 for the preview environment and September 10, 2016 for the production environment.

Please refer to Engineering Ticket UI-5996 in the release notes when available.


Invalid date format, UTC -3, Windows Brazilian Version, Time Zone, UI-5996, 10/16/2016, 16/10/2016 , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-LOC , Localization & Country Specifics (EC Core) , Problem


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