How to change the date format on Jira Cloud

Michael Alcock April 18, 2019

We currently have the date set as 18/Apr/19. The format for this is dd/MMM/yy We would prefer to have it as 18/04/19. What would be the format for this and where can we change it?

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Micheal Planck April 5, 2024

This seems to be a theme. Atlassian is full of optional settings that do not actually do anything. Table of index in a PDF dump of your site? You get one, whether the box is ticked or not. I just changed all the time and date formats in Jira and Confluence to, you know, match each other. Net effect: literally nothing. No change.

Does anybody else wish they could get paid to put options on the screen that do literally nothing?

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Andre Esser
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April 14, 2021

Has anyone managed to configure ISO 8601 date and time formats in Jira?
I've made all the changes as suggested in

https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiracloud/configuring-the-look-and-feel-of-your-jira-applications-780861527.html

but I'm now getting inconsistent behaviour, like sometimes dd/MM/yy and sometimes MM/dd/yy formats.

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June 22, 2021

same issue

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Taranjeet Singh
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April 18, 2019

@Michael Alcock Please refer this documentation from Atlassian for the options you have for changing the date/time format: https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiracloud/configuring-the-look-and-feel-of-your-jira-applications-780861527.html

 

Hope it helps !

Michael Alcock April 18, 2019

@Taranjeet Singh 

Thanks for your answer. Unfortunately, this doesn't help. I have already changed these settings, and it changed filter results etc.

On the forms however when you create and edit issues, the date fields still use the old format. Do i change this somewhere else?

Thanks

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April 22, 2019

@Michael Alcock I suggest to please contact Atlassian Support (support.atlassian.com/contact), providing all details for your issues.

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May 13, 2019

@Michael Alcock if you received a solution for this, can you post a link? Experiencing same issue.

Michael Alcock May 13, 2019

@David Lance Spellman 

Go to:

Jira Settings>System>General Configuration>Advanced Settings

Apply these settings:

jira.date.picker.java.format=dd/MM/yy

jira.date.picker.javascript.format=%d/%m/%y

jira.date.time.picker.java.format=dd/MM/yy h:mm a

jira.date.time.picker.javascript.format=%d/%m/%y %I:%M %p

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Arun Kumar July 10, 2019

Thank you !!

Carsten Schwartz Nielsen September 10, 2021

I have done the setup to get more european look with 24 hour clock and all, using this giude:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/change-the-time-format-to-24-hours-in-jira-734234435.html

That uses both the

Jira Settings>System>General Configuration>Advanced Settings

and Jira Settings>System>User Interface->Look and feel

But nothing changes, it is still the 12 hour am pm times i see when specifying dates, what gives?

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August 17, 2022

August 2022 - the bug is still there. Moreover looks like the new issue view ignores date-time settings completely.

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Gregory.Polinovski
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November 22, 2022

Is there an existing bug on that? It is very annoying issue. No from proposed fixes work

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