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Date Started wrong date format when Logging Work

Struggling to get date formats correct.

When using Log Work got an issue that after entering Time Spent I have an option to enter Date Started. This field I shows Date format 2/15/2021 5:21 PM while I have changed all options to German standard under Look and Feel and also under System -> Advanced settings. I have changed both Java and Javascript date and time pickers.

In all other places on Jira Service Management I see correct date and time, but when trying to Log Work I got this wrong standard.

Is this bug or am I missing some settings?

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Hello @Ingus Mikuda,

Thank you for reaching out to Atlassian Community!

Testing on my local site and also checking similar cases, I found out that the issue that you are facing is related to a known bug on the new issue view, where the date format is not respected:

They are already In Progress, so please, vote and watch to receive updates about the bug tickets.

Kind regards,

@Angélica Luz 

Hi .

Problem still remains... although modifying on advanced system settings and on look and feel date/time, it does not respects the modified format and shows the "american" format.


Thank you for reaching out to Community!

The bugs are still in progress, that’s why when modifying the settings and look and feel, the dates are not showing in the desired format. 

Please, watch both bugs so that you are notified when our developers fix the issue.

Kind regards,


Dear Angelica and Atlassian,


As @Wojtek Pilwinski said, its still an issue. Specifically the time tracking popup is still displayed in mm/dd/yy AFTER switching JIRA regional settings to a non US date format (dd/mm/yy). The rest of JIRA behaves as expected but logging work on a ticket is displayed mm/dd/yy.



The problem still remains. It more than year. Is there any progress?

For any help great thanks in advance.

Hi @Wojtek Pilwinski,

Thank you for reaching out to the Community!

The bugs I mentioned in my previous response were already closed. For more information, please check the description of this ticket:

Now, there is a new feature request suggesting further customization of the date/time:

We'd suggest you vote for it as well as set yourself as a watcher in order to hear about updates on the development cycle.


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