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(DP) Support Tip: Reporting Server 10.60 gives "Date format should be MM-DD-YYYY."

Config

Micro Focus Data Protector 10.60 Cell Manager on Windows.
Micro Focus Data Protector 10.60 Reporting Server on Windows.

Problem

When running a "Session in Timeframe Reports" report,
the "/dp-reporting-gui/restws/reporting/list-of-sessions" report
and entering the data as follows
cellManagerName: <the Cell Manager's FQDN in lowercase>
from Date: 06-01-2020
to Date: 07-23-2020
aggregationBy: Daily

Result

There is an error
"message": "Date format should be MM-DD-YYYY."

This error is present even if though the documented date format, MM-DD-YYYY, has been correctly used.

Workaround

Take out all leading zeros in the Date Format like as follows
from Date: 6-1-2020
to Date: 7-23-2020
then the command runs without the error.

Fix

This defect will be fixed in a future DP version.

Note

The cellManagerName hostname should be in lowercase.

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Hi @Stewart

Thanks for the tip, it's really useful. 

Just one thing, there is a forum for tips only, this forum is for questions. Maybe you can move this one there: 
https://community.microfocus.com/t5/Data-Protector-Tips-Information/tkb-p/DPtips

Regards, 

-Victor

Andres Fallas Salazar
Customer Support Engineer

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