I am using AMFPHP to connect Flash to an online mySQL Database. I've written PHP class functions that query the database and return the query information to Flash. I take the query information returned and set the DataSet.dataProvider = to this query information. One of the fields coming back from the database is a date field (string) in the format 'YYYY-MM-DD'. I would like this field to be displayed in a DataGrid component that I have bound to my DataSet component in the format 'MM/DD/YYYY'. It seems to me that the DataSet encoder and Dataset formatter would allow me to do this translation. Unfortunately, I have tried every permutation I can think of and I still can't get the encoder or formatter to translate the date into the right format. Does anyone know how to use the encoder or formatters on the DataSet?