Configuring global locale settings on the NAM Server

The NAM Server has global and user-specific settings for locale that affect the format of time, date, and number formats. The system defaults to English (United States).

Setting global locale formats

  1. On the NAM Server, open Tools > Admin console.
  2. In the Configuration management column, select General properties editor.
  3. In the Search box, search for locale_ to list all locale-relevant settings.
  4. Change settings as needed and then click Save.

User locale:

  • USER_LOCALE_ID
    The default locale ID for a newly created user. If this is not set, the server locale is used. Choose one of the elements defined by USER_LOCALE_LIST.
  • USER_LOCALE_LIST
    The list of all available locales for USER_LOCALE_ID. This determines the values available for Formats according to on the User profile screen.

Time:

  • USER_LOCALE_TIME_FORMAT
    The default time format. Must be one of the USER_LOCALE_TIME_FORMATS.
  • USER_LOCALE_TIME_FORMATS
    Determines the values available for Time on the User profile screen.

Date:

  • USER_LOCALE_DATE_FORMAT
    The global default date format.
  • USER_LOCALE_DATE_FORMATS
    Determines the values available for Date on the User profile screen.

Number separators:

  • USER_LOCALE_DECIMAL_SEPARATOR
    The global decimal separator assigned to newly created users. If this is not set, the separator is derived from the user locale defined by USER_LOCALE_ID.
  • USER_LOCALE_DECIMAL_SEPARATORS
    Determines the values available for Number separator (decimal separator) on the User profile screen. When specifying values here, values must be enclosed in ' characters and separated by spaces (for example, ',' '.' to add a comma and decimal point). To specify an apostrophe, use '''.

Number grouping:

  • USER_LOCALE_GROUPING_SYMBOL
    The grouping separator for a newly created user. If this is not set, the separator is derived from the locale defined by USER_LOCALE_ID.
  • USER_LOCALE_NUMBER_GROUPING_SYMBOLS
    Determines the values available for Number grouping symbol (separator between parts of a long number) on the User profile screen. When specifying values here, values must be enclosed in ' characters and separated by spaces. To specify an apostrophe, use '''.

Setting user-specific locale formats

To override global locale settings for a user:

  1. On the NAM Server, open Security > User profile.
  2. In the formats section, change settings as needed.
  3. Change settings as needed and then click OK.

How the settings on your User profile screen correspond to the global settings:

  • Formats according to
    This is your general locale. It defaults to the USER_LOCALE_ID setting, and the available values on the User profile screen are determined by the USER_LOCALE_LIST setting.
  • Time
    This is your time locale. It defaults to the USER_LOCALE_TIME_FORMAT setting, and the available values on the User profile screen are determined by the USER_LOCALE_TIME_FORMATS setting.
  • Date
    This is your date locale. It defaults to the USER_LOCALE_DATE_FORMAT setting, and the available values on the User profile screen are determined by the USER_LOCALE_DATE_FORMATS setting.
  • Number separator
    This is your decimal separator. In the US, for example, people commonly use a . character like this to write the decimal value for two and a half: 2.5. This character defaults to the USER_LOCALE_DECIMAL_SEPARATOR setting, and the available values on the User profile screen are determined by the USER_LOCALE_DECIMAL_SEPARATORS setting.
  • Number grouping symbol
    This is your symbol for separating parts of a long number. In the US, for example, people commonly use a , character like this to write the numeric value for one million: 1,000,000. This character defaults to the USER_LOCALE_GROUPING_SYMBOL setting, and the available values on the User profile screen are determined by the USER_LOCALE_NUMBER_GROUPING_SYMBOLS setting.