Date And Time Settings

On the VDV Web Interface it is possible to change the way date and time is displayed. 

Settings are done separately for graphs in historical data which is covered further down on this page.



Under Configuration > Localization Date and Time settings can be changed for all graphs and tables except Historical Data.

Click New to configure a new localization format or click the edit button to change an existing format



After configuring your Localization you need to go to Configuration > User Setup, press the edit button on your user. And set the appropriate Localization for the user under User Localization.


Localization for Historical Data

Time and Data displayed in Historical Data can be set follow the time settings on the computer or individually for each graph. 


When creating graphs the time format is default %X\n%x which means that the time is displayed like the Regional settings on the computer/server.


It is possible to change the individual settings of the graph by editing the Time Format using the Time and Date Codes which are displayed when the question mark is clicked.





To change the Regional settings on the server/computer go to Control Panel > Region > Change the way time is displayed



Configure the time display to preferred format and save.


Note: The settings won't take effect until the server/computer has been restarted (If the restart does not work it might be necessary to change the Language for non-unicode programs under the Administrative tab).

Note: If db.web.browser is set to run as a service it must be configured to have a log on user for the changes to take effect in Historical Data. See instructions below.


Configuring a Log on User


You may configure the service access in Service list by opening Control Panel (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services).   


Right click on the vdv_db_web_browser service and select Properties



Select the Log On tab.  

Click the This account radio button. 


Then press Browse

to select the user to use with the service.

Click Advanced

Click Find Now to list all available users.

 Select the User to use and click OK.

 Click OK again.

Enter the correct Password for the user and then press OK.


Restart the db.web.browser service.

We recommend that you restart your computer after the configuration.


After restart db.web.browser runs with the log on user and Data and Time in Historical Data should follow the settings on the computer

though db.web.browser is running as a service.


Note: If the log on user disappears at restart it might be necessary to configure another user.

Note: If you want to stop running db.web.browser as a service it must be done by unchecking "run as service" in db.web.browser

Note:  If you stop running db.web.browser as a service it will be necessary to configure a log on user again.