Questions where the data type is set to 'Date' will return the date formatted in the long date format as in the following example:
All dates are processed in the time/date format and if a time isn't specified 12:00 AM will be assumed. To remove the unwanted time a format string such as SHORT DATE, LONG DATE, dd/MM/yyyy must be used. Apply a format string by specifying the appropriate sting under the Answer properties.
See Format Strings in the Designer Guide for more information.
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