How do I get the values from Date/Time Formats"?


I am working with a plug-in and I need to get the value of the Date/Time Formats that can be configured in the System-Look and Feel Configuration.

I cannot find any refernece in the web to get this.

I have tried : applicationProperties= getApplicationProperties();

1. applicationProperties.getText("");
2. applicationProperties().getString("");
3. applicationProperties().getStringsWithPrefix("");
4. applicationProperties().getDefaultBackedString("");
5. applicationProperties().getDefaultString("");

1. and 2. retun Null
3. returns an empty Collection
4. returns "d/MMM/yy", it looks like this is the default, but I have changed this property in the Jira Look and Feel page to "dd/MM/yyyy"
5. again, this looks like the defaul value "dd/MMM/yy h:mm a", I have setup this one as "dd/MM/yyyy h:mm a"

How can I get the value from the system please?

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The answer in this example:

public String getJiraDateFormat(ApplicationProperties applicationProperties) {
String format = applicationProperties.getDefaultBackedString(APKeys.JIRA_LF_DATE_DMY);
return format;

The property that I needed was

"" , that is APKeys.JIRA_LF_DATE_DMY

Thanks @Sergio for the answer

This code will help you , I think you are looking for the same.

private String getOriginalEstimateString(Issue issue)


long estimate = -1;

if (issue != null)


if (issue.getEstimate() != null && issue.getOriginalEstimate() != null)


estimate = Math.min(issue.getOriginalEstimate().longValue(), issue.getEstimate().longValue());


if (estimate != -1)


return DateUtils.getDurationString(estimate, getHoursPerDay(), getDaysPerWeek());



return null;


private int getHoursPerDay()


return Integer.parseInt(ComponentAccessor.getApplicationProperties().getDefaultBackedString(APKeys.JIRA_TIMETRACKING_HOURS_PER_DAY));


private int getDaysPerWeek()


return Integer.parseInt(ComponentAccessor.getApplicationProperties().getDefaultBackedString(APKeys.JIRA_TIMETRACKING_DAYS_PER_WEEK));


So it looks like the Look And Feel just work for the Jira specific server, for my plug-in I need to modify the values in


Then applicationProperties().getDefaultBackedString("");

returns the value that I have set.

above code was just an example which retrive the values i.e. 1day 2 hours 30 mins like that.

Thanks Onkar I have just seen your answer.

Would it be a way to get the value from the Look And Feel? Instead from the Advanced Settings?

if you are writing plugin for datepicker or date and time picker then you should try this location WEB-INF\classes\ to change date format.

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