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2261626 - Best practice to mass update the date pattern preference for users


How to mass update the date pattern preference for all users


SuccessFactors Learning Management System (LMS) - All Supported Versions


  1. Login to LMS --> Go to References --> Geography --> Locale
  2. Select the locale and select the date pattern that you want to use.
  3. Now make this date pattern as default and will be associated with any NEW user associated with this locale
  4. Through mass update (connector/import tool): Update of locale will force an update of date and time pattern, because it is part of the locale.

Connector updates which have to be configured:

  1. SYSTEM CONFIG -> CONNECTORS set sfuser.connector.update.updatePreferences=Y or user.connector.update.updatePreferences=Y
  2. In the input file change the user's locale to an other locale i.e. your current locale is German, use English. Run the connector
  3. In the input file change the user's locale back to the original value i.e. German. Run the connector
  4. reset sfuser.connector.update.updatePreferences=N or user.connector.update.updatePreferences=N to avoid further system update of users individual settings by connectors


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