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3050389 - vSaaS only - New item Revision field validation error


Administrator with a non-English locale that uses a date pattern of DD/MM/YYYY or d/MMM/YYYY and time pattern of a.m/p.m. or HH:MM:AAA will encounter an incorrect data validation error on the revision field when creating new item with provided date or time.


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Reproducing the Issue

Which locales are impacted by this issue?

The following Locales that use the date format of DD/MM/YYYY or D/MMM/YYYY or yyyy/M/d are impacted or time format of hh:mm:sss aaa

  • Spanish
  • Spanish Mexican
  • French
  • French Canadian
  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Japanese

Create any new item in UI and try to save and receive validation error on the revision field.


Due to multiple validation layers on UI java level & LMS application level


Investigated in INC0579905 with codefix in 2H2021 (b2111) and patched for the following:

  • LMS application validation via LRN-112050 & patched for 1H2021 (b2105) via PTCH-35805
  • UI Java framework validation via LRN-111594 & patched for 1H2021 (b2105) via PTCH-35870

All environments that are not Validated have been patched. Validated environments will have this patch once being fully upgraded in November.


  1. Navigate to References > Manage Labels > Locales > [Locale ID] > Time Pattern and verify that the HHMM time pattern ID is available. Add this time pattern, if needed.
  2. On the Date Pattern tab for the locale, verify that the d/M/yyyy date pattern ID is available. Add this date pattern, if needed.
  3. After confirming that the time pattern and date pattern are available, navigate to Administrator Preferences > Settings. Set the Time Pattern ID to use the HHmm (HHmm) time pattern and set the Date Pattern ID to use the d/M/yyyy date pattern.
    Use connector to create the item (which uses specific DB UTC timestamps)

See Also

2991694 -  Validation Errors in Learning Administration when Editing Date and Time Fields for Non-English Locales


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