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Enter dates

Regional date formats

QuickBooks displays dates as MM/DD or DD/MM based on the regional settings of your operating system.

To change your regional settings, refer to your operating system's Help topics about regional settings.

Preferences for dates

Set default date on new transactions.

Always display year as 4 digits.

Sets the format for date entries in QuickBooks.

When you select "Always show years as 4 digits," QuickBooks automatically displays the year as four digits.

When "Always show years as 4 digits" is not selected, QuickBooks displays the year as two digits; that is, "00" for 2000, "01" for 2001, and so on.

If you enter a year using two digits—for example, "98" or "99,"—QuickBooks uses the following convention to determine the four-digit year.

If you type a two digit number between:

QuickBooks uses:

28-99

1928-1999

00-27

2000-2027

To verify the four-digit year, click the calendar icon to bring up the current month's calendar.

Shortcuts

Use shortcuts to enter dates.

Required formats and date ranges

Separator to Use

Example

/ (slash)

02/28/09

- (hyphen)

02-28-2009

. (period)

02.28.09

None

02282009

Month/Day Format: Depends on your operating system’s regional settings. (Refer to your operating system’s Help about changing regional settings.)

Date Range: Any year between 1901 and 9999.

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