I just imported a CSV into a new base.
I’m in England, so the system that generates my reports automatically uses the DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM format for dates.
When I imported the data, everything looked fine. At the time it was a text field.
I decided to change the field type to Date. Before any of the data was converted, I made sure to choose ‘European’ in the dropdown.
The problem is that upon clicking ‘Okay’, Airtable does not associate the choice of date format with the pre-existing data in the fields.
So what happens is that any dates before the 12th of a month are reversed (for example the 9th of December becomes the 12th of September), and any dates that occur after the 12th of the month are simply wiped as they’re not recognised as a date.
This leads to a table that looks more like this:
Is it possible for the Date field to take the date format choice into account before it decides how to parse this data?