Here for you short and simple from the category Jira Tips and Tricks for everyday life – changing the Jira date display to match the formatting that is more common in most of Europe.
Problem: American Jira date format display
In Europe or especially in Germany we are used to a date in the format day.month.year. In Jira it is the standard – even when installed in German – that the dates are given in the American notation day/month/year. Also the display of clock times has the 12-hour logic with am and pm.
Switching to German date display – System Settings
In order to set the date used to the format common in Germany, you have to change the following values in the Jira System Settings -> “Advanced Settings” as administrator:
Switching to German date display – Design Options
In order to set the date display to the format commonly used in Germany, you have to change the following values in the Jira System Settings -> “Look and feel” as administrator:
|Date Format||EEEE HH:mm|
|Complete Date/Time Format||dd.MM.yyyy HH:mm|
|Use ISO8601 standard in Date Picker||Yes|
The ISO8601 defines here additionally the display of calendar weeks, which corresponds to those of most wall calendars common around here.