How to change the date formatting through the Data tab

WARNING: Please note that at the moment, data typing is supported in the Scatter, Table, Radar and Timeline templates only.

Some Flourish templates, such as the Line, bar, pie, have a date/time formatting setting in the Preview tab that allows you to choose a custom date input format, as well as preferred output. 

However, Flourish templates that support our data typing feature actually allow you to select preferred inputs and outputs directly from the Data tab! Learn how to do this below.

1
Choose a template that supports data typing – at the moment, these are Scatter, Table, Radar and Timeline templates.
2
Head to the Data tab and upload your data. By default, Flourish will interpret your data to determine which columns to visualize. Make sure that your Date/Time column has been properly marked as such:

3
Click on the little icon next to your column header. This will open a panel from which you can adjust your date formatting.

4
The input format is the format in which your data has been uploaded. If something looks incorrect, you can manually select your date/time format.
The preferred output format is the way you'd like your dates displayed in the visualization. Choose the most appropriate format for your project, depending on whether you would like to compare data by years, quarters, or even hours!