How do I convert

In JIRA and also in Greenhopper I am from time to time facing the a proprietary date-format with values like

-1334129321733 and so on

This happens in:

- JIRA for the field within XML-Workflow exports

- Greenhopper for fields and

Question: How do I convert this into human readable time-formats? Any known algorithms? Neither Google, nor any other question/answer here could help me out so far.

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If I'm not mistaken, those timestamps are in 'seconds since the epoch' Unix time. This website has a converter:

Hi John,

great that was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the quick and useful answer. Well earned karma points!

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This is not possible with JQl date functions. Can you use an online Julian converter to convert the date to UTC?

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