SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2074322 - Changing Default Date Format - Learning

Symptom

Particulary for non-US customers, the ability to change the default date or time format within your Learning system to reflect a preference other than the US protocol (Day/Month/Year  or HH:mm - 24h format) is very helpful. Let's review how you can change your date and time format to be more relevant to your organization.

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Environment

SAP SuccessFactors Learning

Resolution

In this example, we will assume your company wants a date or time format that is relevant to your Germany-based employees. You can add any new date/time format to the system by doing the following:

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  • To change the date format:
  1. Go to References > Calendars and Time > Date Format Patterns
  2. Add a new date format MM.DD.YYYY
  3. Choose the Pattern Type as "Date"
  4. Click Add to save your changes
  5. Go to References > Geography > Locales
  6. Open the German Locale (or any other Locale that should have this date pattern as an option).
  7. Click on the Date Patterns tab.
  8. Search for and add your new date pattern to the list.
  9. If you want it to be the default pattern for any user who is using the German locale, select the "Default" radio button.
  • To change the time format:
  1. Go to References > Calendars and Time > Date Format Patterns
  2. Add a new time format HH:mm
  3. Choose the Pattern Type as "Time"
  4. Click Add to save your changes
  5. Go to References > Geography > Locales
  6. Open the German Locale (or any other Locale that should have this date pattern as an option).
  7. Click on the Time Patterns tab.
  8. Search for and add your new date pattern to the list.
  9. If you want it to be the default pattern for any user who is using the German locale, select the "Default" radio button.

Go to your user preferences, choose the new date and/or time pattern, and try it.

Note: Please ensure Capital MM are used for Months. Lower mm is only used for minutes.

See Also

2092731 - Time pattern visibility in Preferences - Learning/ Employee Central

2175518 - Learning: How to change Date and Time format?

Keywords

Time and date, connector, change time, change date, time format, date format , KBA , lmsadminui , LOD-SF-LMS-ADM , System Admin, Global Variables, References , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors Learning all versions