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From: Uwe Brauer <oub@mat.ucm.es>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: org table problems with sorting of some column
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2021 09:25:49 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87o84xji42.fsf@mat.ucm.es> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 87czld4lkw.fsf@gmail.com

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>>> "TC" == Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:

> Uwe Brauer <oub@mat.ucm.es> writes:

> For problem 1, I suspect you will need to either change the date format
> or tell org what the date format is. It won't work trying to sort
> numerically as those values are not really numerical values. The date
> format you currently have I think is ambiguous - in Europe it would
> represent dd-mm-yyyy, but in the US it would represent mm-dd-yyyy. Best
> solution would be to convert the values into an ISO format i.e.
> yyyy-mm-dd.

I just checked 
I have the setting 
| org-time-stamp-custom-formats is a variable defined in ‘org.el’.
| Its value is (" %d.%m.%Y " . " %d.%m.%Y %a %H:%M ")

But this as I understand only effect via 
‘org-display-custom-times’ the representation. 

It does not help me to recognise  28.04.2020 as a European date.

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-12-31  8:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-30 20:19 org table problems with sorting of some column Uwe Brauer
2021-12-31  1:00 ` Tim Cross
2021-12-31  8:20   ` Uwe Brauer
2021-12-31  8:25   ` Uwe Brauer [this message]
2022-01-01  0:05     ` Tim Cross

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