You probably want to set the display format of the custom field to Short Date.
However, you may also need to define what is meant by "Short Date", and which date format to use in forms.
In Application Account -> Date format -> Short Date Style set the value to dd/MM/yyyy (or MM/dd/yyyy - it is not clear from your example which you need).
Set the Date format to Short Date.
This "feature" allows you define the appearance of dates differently for each account (and obliges you to set it for each account). You'll probably want to creates some templates to handle this requirement for new accounts. Use Data Exchange to update existing accounts, if required.
I have set the short date in all the application accounts to M/d/yy. This is working fine in al other date fields. Even after i changed the display format for the custom field to short dat medium time it did not show the right format. The date in custom field is still Dec/29/2005.
Could the format of the system time of the database server be of influence??? Because the rule that filled the custom field is using the Add Current Date function.
1 the field is only filled with the UI rule. So if i diable it the problem is solved but we do ot hget any info in the field anymore :-)
2 Its a UI rule
3 Yes we log in and out but we do not empty the cache, that could be it.
4 everybody has the problem. Tools -Options has no influence
5 no because in the other fields tools - options works
6 system date is on the format we need so that is not the problem indeed.
during this reply i emptied the cache and now it works. We also had a crash with hpsd so we had to restart the service, that might have helped also. Cannot exactly explain but thanks a lot for your help.