So I was being a bit too clever and using RM to produce some notifications, notably Home/Away, and presence changes. For context, I log these activities using HEmail as I use HSM as our security system (our house insurance requires we have one, plus HSM is awesome!).
To simplify things I moved most of my notifications to the native HE Notifications app. Anyway, RM would produce 04-Oct-2020 from %date% which was great - unfortunately, HE Notifications produces 10/05/2020 from the same variable.
I noticed that there is no global setting for date format so perhaps this is the reason for the inconsistencies I'm seeing? Any chance this could be rectified in the next release?
Thinking about it now, it was probably that I wanted to display a more full date with the full month name, etc. Still, you might be able to use the driver to store the value into your own variable for now and use that in your notifications.
I expect the reason for the difference may be the dashboard is referring to the browsers settings, whereas a notification does not have this same reference point. I would think it needs to be set somewhere in the hub OS.
Actually, while I think it would be nice to have a hub level setting that is the default, perhaps a notification device override setting would also make it more extensible, for those who are in different time zones to the hub. A very niche requirement I would say, at least for us in AU, and not one I need, but may cater for a broader set of circumstances.
Ah, good point. Although I'd be surprised if I was the only person that uses %date% in notifications given the multitude of notification device drivers available (this behaviour applies to native app push notifications too).
When using Pushover via the Notifications App, I just relied on that to log/display the date rather than doing anything within HE. I also use Cobra's Email driver and that was well, correct, from the get go.
My guess is that at some point there was a request for the time format in RM to change, as sure enough, the two apps are different. We can make Notifier use the same format as RM. At present there is no global date format that I'm aware of, but I will look into that...