Working with predefined data formats
When you use an information object data source to create a BIRT report, BIRT Studio translates any predefined Actuate data formats as described in the following section.
Table 2-8 shows examples of how BIRT Studio translates predefined numeric data formats.
Table 2-9 shows examples of how predefined date-and-time formats in the English locale, are translated by BIRT Studio.
Table 2-10 shows examples of predefined custom format patterns and their effects on a date that is stored as 04/15/2006 in the data source.
If an entry is not described, BIRT Studio translates that format to the default format. BIRT Studio does not convert predefined formats for other types of data, such as string data and Boolean data, and the resulting data is displayed in the default format.

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