A small number of problems have been reported by users (for example, SDSM cannot read dates correctly, models produce a series of zeros etc.). These problems have been caused by the Regional Settings of the user's computer and readjusting these settings can solve many of these problems.
In order to set the Regional Settings of your computer so they are compatible with SDSM, select Start / Settings / Control Panel. Select Regional Settings within this sub menu. Depending on your system you should be able to set both Number and Date within this control panel.
Dates should be set to 'English style' which has the Short date style: dd/MM/yyyy. The Date separator should be set to / (forward slash), and the Long date style to: dddd, dd MMMM, yyyy.
- Decimal symbol to . (full stop)
- Digit grouping symbol to , (comma)
- No. of digits in group to 3
- List separator to , (comma)