Date formats that Datawrapper recognizes

To make it possible for Datawrapper to automatically detect your date, try to stick to one of the formats below for quick results. The date format not only accepts the recommended ISO format but also tries to identify a few other local variants (e.g. 8/27/2013).

Name Pattern Examples
Full year YYYY 19552013
Half year YYYY H 2001 H12001-H1, 2001/H1, 2001H1
  H YYYY H2 2001, H2-2001, H2/2001
Quarter year YYYY Q 2002 Q1, 2002-Q1, 2002/Q1, 2002Q1 
  Q YYYY Q3 2002, Q3-2002Q3/2002
Month YYYY M 2013-12013/022013 3
  M YYYY 4-2013, 04/2013, 4 2013
ISO week YYYY-W 2013-W302013W302013 w39
ISO weekday YYYY-W-d 2013-W37-32013W37 32013W373
Full date (ISO) YYYY-MM-DD 1999 11 29, 1999-11-291999/11/29
Full date (US) MM/DD/YYYY 11/29/199911-30-1999
Full date (EU) DD.MM.YYYY 29.11.199930-11-1999
Full time YYYY-MM-DD H:M:S 1999-11-29 12:001999-11-29 12:00:12

Note that parsing dates is sometimes ambiguous. For instance, the date 3/4/2012 can either be the third of April (EU) or the fourth of March (US). To avoid confusion you should try to convert your dates to the ISO date format.

You can check if Datawrapper recognized your date format correctly if the text color in step 2: Check & Describe turns green: 

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