Question & Answer
What is the logic behind the date formats displayed in Maximo 7.x?
1. Maximo will check the value for setting.DISPLAYDATE in the System Properties application.
Go to the System Properties application and find setting.DISPLAYDATE.
1) If there is a Current Value specified in the setting.DISPLAYDATE property,
Maximo will display date following that format. For example, if setting.DISPLAYDATE is dd/MM/yyyy
Then the Date will be displayed in the dd/MM/yyyy format.
2) If there is no Current Value specified in the setting.DISPLAYDATE property,
2.Then the Date value will be displayed according to Locale in the Maximo users' profile setting.
Check the Locale in the Maximo user's profile setting. Click on Profile/Default Information.
2-1 : If there is a value in the 'Locale' field (For example, en_US),
then the Date will be displayed as MM/dd/yyyy (US date format).
2-2 : If there is no value specified in the 'Locale' field,
3. Then the Date value will be displayed according to the setting of JVM(Java Virtual Machine)'s Locale in the client machine.
For example, open IE/Tools/Internet Options / Language
- If en-AU is the first order of preference, the Date will be displayed in the dd/MM/yyyy format.
- If ko is the first order of preference, the Date will be displayed in the yyyy.MM.dd format.
To sum up, the Display Date format will be decided in the following order:
1. According to the setting.DISPLAYDATE value in the System Properties application
2. According to the Maximo user's Locale setting in their Profile.
3. According to the client machine's JVM default locale.
17 June 2018