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

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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));


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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.

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

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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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