I have just created a date field attribute.

In Proprieties > Fields of the layer I made this:


And the attribute tables shows this:


What I want to see is the date in this format: 07-01-2019 and not 2019-01-27.

What do I need to do to have a permanent solution?

  • That's how date are stored in the field. You can enter your data in edit mode as DD-MM-YYYY and If you identify the point, the data will be seen as DD-MM-YYYY
    – Vale
    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:33

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Bring back Field Format to default (yyyy-MM-dd) setting and customize the Widget Display only.

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  • Thanks, It works when you have QGIS opened, but if you remove and add your layer the format change to the default format. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:43
  • @PauloMartinho If you need a permanent change in the date display setting, make sure to state it in your question.
    – Kazuhito
    Jan 11, 2019 at 10:46

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