BIP - Date DataType

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All about the date data type with BI Publisher



The date in the XML file must be specified in the canonical ISO date format.

The following format are supported:

  • YYYY-MM-DD (example: 1997-10-24)
  • YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS (example: 1997-10-24 12:00:00)


In BIP, you can use two formats :

  • Native Windows word : not recommended
  • Oracle format

Reference : Date Formatting

  • With the xdo function
<?xdoxslt:sysdate("DD-MON-YYYY HH12:MI AM")?>


The date is sorted as a text within the storage format.

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