Changing the way ArcMap calculates two-digit years on Windows XP
You can change the way ArcMap displays date formats by setting date format options within the Regional and Language settings of your computer.
- Click the Start button in Windows XP.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Regional and Language Options.
- Click the Regional Options tab.
- Click the Customize button.
- Click the Date tab.
Under Calendar, specify the 99-year range you want your system to use when a two-digit year is entered. When you type in the end year, the start year is calculated.
When you enter a two-digit year, dates 00 through 29 are automatically assigned to the 21st century (year 2000) and 30 through 99 are assigned to the 20th century (year 1900).
- Click OK.
- Click OK on the Regional and Language Options dialog box.
When you want to enter a year earlier or later than the date range on the Regional Options tab, you need to enter a four-digit year.