I’m trying to enable a date related search filter in entries page and I keep getting this error message:

value is not properly formatted

Since I use a simple expression (date is...or date is before...), I suppose this is a glitch.

Is this the case? Or am I doing something wrong?

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My name is Parker, I'm a developer with Cognito Forms. The date based searches on the Entries page must be in the US based format, regardless of the localization settings of the form. Unfortunately, for certain date/time formats the date picker control on the search criteria dialog does not handle this properly.

We are currently working on a fix for this, in the meantime you can switch over to the Advanced Editor for the search criteria and enter a valid US date and the search should work as expected.enter image description here

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