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Global date and time field format

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Global date and time field format

You define default date and time formats globally using system properties.

Date format

The glide.sys.date_format property defines the date format.An administrator can modify the property by navigating to System Properties > System. The default format is: yyyy-MM-dd.

Note: A user can override the global date or time format with a personal preference.
Modifying the property changes the date or time format globally. When modifying the standard date format, also verify the format using a Validate Date and Time script. You can use the same pattern strings as the java.text.SimpleDateFormat class, with the following exception:
  • You cannot append the 'z' character to include the time zone when adding it to a script.
  • If the resulting time zone is anything other than three characters, an Invalid Date appears error appears when you attempt to validate the script, because the Date/Time Validation Script (sys_script_validator) fails. This failure occurs even though the script debugger shows that the content of the 'value' meets the requirement of 'g_user_date_time_format'.
You should also note that MM is months, while mm indicates minutes. The format string consists of the following abbreviations.
Field Full form Short form
Year yyyy (4 digits) yy (2 digits), y (2 or 4 digits)
Month MMM (name or abbr.) MM (2 digits), M (1 or 2 digits)
Day of Month dd (2 digits) d (1 or 2 digits)

Time format

An administrator can modify the property by navigating to System Properties > System. Modifying the property changes the date or time format globally. When modifying the standard time format, also verify the format using a Validate Date and Time script. You can use the same pattern strings as the java.text.SimpleDateFormat class, with minor exceptions. The format string consists of the following abbreviations.
Field Full form Short form
Hour (1-12) hh (2 digits) h (1 or 2 digits)
Hour (0-23) HH (2 digits) H (1 or 2 digits)
Minute mm (2 digits) m (1 or 2 digits)
Second ss (2 digits) s (1 or 2 digits)

Add the character a to the end of the time format string to indicate AM or PM. Note that this option shows AM or PM whether you are using 12-hour time (hh) or 24-hour time (HH).

The default format is: HH:mm:ss.

Note: A user can override the global date or time format with a personal preference.
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