Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Change Default Date Format in Ruby on Rails

Just a quick and simple hint!

If you need to set the default formatting of dates throughout your whole application in Ruby on Rails, just add the following line to your "<your application>/config/environment.rb"

my_date_formats = { :default => '%d/%m/%Y' }



Note 1: Rails uses this :default format when attempting to write dates do the database, so be sure that your DBMS is able to use this new format

Note 2: you will need to restart your server so the changes will be effective.

Find this article also on Define Null.

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