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2074322 - Changing the Default Date Format in SuccessFactors Learning

Symptom

  • The ability to change the default date/time format within SuccessFactors Learning to reflect a preference other than Day/Month/Year or HH:mm - 24h format is required
  • This KB article explains how the date and time format can be changed, relevant to an organization's needs

Environment

SAP SuccessFactors Learning

Resolution

  • The example below assumes a company wants a date/time format relevant to Germany-based employees.
  • Any new date/time format may be added to the system by:
  1. Going 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.

When done, go to user preferences, choose the new date and/or time pattern to try it out.

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

See Also

KB article 2175518 - How to Change Date & Time Format in SuccessFactors Learning

Keywords

sf, success factors, LMS, change, date and time, time stamp, timestamp, connector , KBA , lmsadminui , LOD-SF-LMS-ADM , System Admin, Global Variables, References , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors Learning all versions