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2279653 - java.text.ParseException: Unparsable date: Invalid Year Format


- Admin wants to open user's record in LMS and after clicking on user's name, the following error message shows up:



Learning Management System (LMS)

Reproducing the Issue

1. Navigate to Users and search for specific user,

2. Click on user's name,

3. Error message shows up.


- After downloading one of affected user's record from database in xls. format , we observed that record hire date has been overwritten to different value:


That is how we figured out that issue has been caused by hire date information,

- Error message is related to Invalid Year Format as text specifies,



1. Navigate to SystemAdmin/Tools/Import Data,

2. Download the template for importing data for users and submit:



3. Open the downloaded template and type the hire date again, make sure format cells is set to Text (it could be set to number and value can be overwritten):



4. Save file and navigate to SystemAdmin/Tools/Import Data and follow the steps for importing the file to LMS:



5. Replicate the steps for opening user's record and issue should be fixed.


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