Two digit year of 29 saves as 1929 instead of 2029

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Post by Support_Julie » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:31 am
Q.
Customer has a Secure form where a two digit year is typed in a Date field.
When a date is typed in, a yy of 28 translates to 2028.
When a date is typen in, a yy of 29 translates to 1929.


A.
This is called the 2029 Rule and is a Region setting in the Windows Operating System.

https://support.office.com/en-us/articl ... 707bc9fb9f

To ensure that year values are interpreted as you intended, type year values as four digits (for example, 2001, not 01).

00 through 29 is interpreted as the years 2000 through 2029. For example, if you type the date 5/28/19, Windows assumes the date is May 28, 2019.
30 through 99 is interpreted as the years 1930 through 1999. For example, if you type the date 5/28/98, Windows assumes the date is May 28, 1998.

In Microsoft Windows, you can change the way two-digit years are interpreted for all Windows programs that you have installed.

Windows 10
In the search box on the taskbar, type control panel, and then select Control Panel.
Under Clock, Language and Region, click Change date, time, or number formats
Click Regional and Language Options.
In the Region dialog box, click Additional settings.
Click the Date tab.
In the When a two-digit year is entered, interpret it as a year between box, change the upper limit for the century.
As you change the upper-limit year, the lower-limit year automatically changes.
Click OK.

Windows 8

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Search (or if you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search), enter Control Panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel.
Under Clock, Language and Region, click Change date, time, or number formats.
In the Region dialog box, click Additional settings.
Click the Date tab.
In the When a two-digit year is entered, interpret it as a year between box, change the upper limit for the century.
As you change the upper-limit year, the lower-limit year automatically changes.
Click OK.

Windows 7
Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
Click Region and Language.
In the Region dialog box, click Additional settings.
Click the Date tab.
In the When a two-digit year is entered, interpret it as a year between box, change the upper limit for the century.
As you change the upper-limit year, the lower-limit year automatically changes.
Click OK.
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