Monday, August 25, 2008

How to make the Oracle Apex calendar start with Monday

BHavesh recently asked on my blog how to get a date picker which shows Monday as the first day.
The default apex date picker shows Sunday as first day. But I can see on your example, the default apex date picker has Monday as first day. Is there a way I can also make my default apex date picker to show monday as first day.
Good question BHavesh, I wasn't entirely sure how I did it either. It wasn't a conscious decision on my part, but a quick look with session debugging on revealed the answer, as you can see in the image below.
The NLS_TERRITORY is set to "AUSTRALIA". A quick look in the manual revealed
NLS_TERRITORY specifies the name of the territory whose conventions are to be followed for day and week numbering.

This parameter also establishes the default date format, the default decimal character and group separator, and the default ISO and local currency symbols.

So there's your answer - the territory setting establishes the week numbering. And where to set it in Oracle Apex? See below.

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