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Date and its format in Tally ERP 9

In this post i have covered the basic fundamental of the Tally ERP 9 package, regarding the Date. In Tally Accounting Package you can find the Date in 3 different situations which you will learn at the end of this post. And as well you can change the format of the date used while passing the Voucher Entry, with the help of Configuration (F12). Tally has provided the three different type of styles for Date format.

Image: Date Configuration in Tally ERP 9

  1. day-month-year (dd-mm-yy),
  2. month-day-year (mm-dd-yy), and
  3. year-month-day (yy-mm-dd)

You have to choose any one of the predefined styles available, as well you can change the separator (-) in the Date with any one of the characters. You can do this change by

  1. pressing the F12: Configuration button from the Button Area. This will be available almost from all the screens except from Reports, Ledger Voucher and Summaries screen.
  2. Select General from the Configuration menu.
  3. Come to the Style of Dates and select any one from the Style of Short Date and type any character in Separator used in Short Date.
  4. And accept the changes.

Apart that configuration of date in tally you can change the dates in three situations

Current Date & Voucher Date

The Current Date is nothing but the date of the present day specified within the the Period. When ever you try to pass a voucher entry it will reflect in the Date field in the Voucher entry screen. You can change the Current Date with the help of F2: Date button in Gateway Of Tally.

Where as the Voucher Date is available only either in Accounting Vouchers screen or Inventory Vouchers screen. You can change the voucher date by press the same key used for Current Date. If you update the Voucher Date it will automatically updates the Current Date and vice versa.


The Period, is not the date but is the range of dates. By specifying the Range of dates from this date to that date you can work only between those days irrespective of the Financial Year. If the user types any date beyond the period, it will not accept the entries. You can set the Period by using the F2: Period button available in the Button Area or by pressing the Alt + F2 keys.

Note: when ever you press the F2 key it will automatically shows you to the next day to update.

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Mukid khan said...

sir i have an problem in tally erp 9 i am working in period 14-15 but after 6 july all entries went to 15-16
period now there are a lot entry i dont wnt to do again all entries .so sir wnt that all my data entry change there period and come to 14-15 period can this possible

Venkkatesh K said...

Mr. Mukid Khan i didn't get your query in details kindly mail me your complete query in details to may mail id.


hi sir i am using tally erp 9 first time, whenever i tried to enter the receipt it is not accepting the current
date it stays on the same page even after given yes to the screen & there is no progress in receipt number. is there any settings that i have to do

Venkkatesh K said...

In Education mode you can work only in selected days in the month. To know more about to work with Tally.ERP 9 in Educational Mode read the following article.

How to learn Tally.ERP 9 without purchasing the License?"

mayuree moharana said...

Sir.while I am changing the date,the cursor stops at the end and date is not changing.wat to do???

Venkkatesh K said...

If your Tally.ERP 9 Accounting Software is in Education mode you can not change the date to some specific days of a month. For more information about reason read this article: How to learn Tally.ERP 9 without purchasing the License?

Sajeesh Punnakkal said...

i am working in tally ERP9. i have to change the period for every restart of the program. when i open tally the period showing 1-1-2015 to 31-12-2015, if i change the period its work, but when we close the program or restart the period remain 1-1-2015 to 31-12-2015. its possible to change period 1-1-2016 to 31-12-2016

Venkkatesh K said...

I hope your date is 1-1-2016 to 31-1-2016 and when you restart the Tally.ERP 9 the period will change to the default period. And we can not set a default date as per latest updates from Tally Solutions.

Unknown said...

hello iam ABSALIN .I tried to change sales voucher date but it won't change but some date changed..what to do

Venkkatesh K said...

This kind of problem will occur in Piracy Software.

ABSALIN said...

Piracy neans

Venkkatesh K said...

At present two different Tally Softwares are being used in the Market. I have explained them in brief in the article What kinds of Tally.ERP 9 Softwares are being used in the Market?. Just read it and you will know the difference.

Mukhtyar Muwal said...

sir how much scope in tally

Venkkatesh K said...

Mr. Mukhtyar Muwal,
Ask your query in detail.

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