Configure JIRA to show only Absolute Dates instead of Relative Dates

Looking to configure our JIRA isntance to always show absolute dates (e.g. 5/22/2013) instead of Relative dates (e.g. Wednseday) when viewing issues.

I have referenced these two pages but I do not think they apply to my problem:

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Hi Agile ,

To change to Relative Dates do the below steps:

Under Look & Feel : use the Date Format: MM/dd/yy

Create a file jira-config.properties under JIRA HOME Dir.

Add Property jira.lf.date.relativize=false.

Then Restart JIRA.

-Kapil

Thanks Kapil, I also found https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-8310 based on your answer :)

We tried this solution, and the relative dates are still showing. We're on version 6.3.12. Is there something we're missing?

How do you do this if you're Jira is hosted by Atlassian?

@Russel , I filed a request to the support. 20Minutes and its done (from the request creation to effectiveness)

Doesn't work for v7.2.3, still shows relative dates

kyo hwang I'm New Here Nov 05, 2018

It works for me on v7.12.0  Thanks.

Hello! This did not work for me in Jira 7.3.5.

It's really crucial for Service desk project, where we track hours.

Is there somebody with successfull experience on switching to absolute dates in JIRA 7?

Yes it worked for me on Jira 7.5

I also tried this on 6.4 and I still see relative dates.

This works for me with 6.4.10

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