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2901834 - LMS: Date pattern change cannot be saved


Error generated when changing date format within a locale. Error below:

Error "SQLException - updateI18nActiveLocaleDateFormatPatterns() failed" 


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to References > Geography > Locales > select locale > open in Edit mode > open Date Patterns tab.
  2. Select the Date Pattern to be the default one and Apply Changes. Error is generated.


  • Go to Locales -> select the affected locale -> Date Patterns -> Click on Apply Changes button without modifying anything.
  • Go to Locales -> select the affected locale -> Time Patterns -> Click on Apply Changes button without modifying anything.

In the new admin UI:

  1. Go to References
  2. Geography
  3. Manage Labels
  4. Locales
  5. Select locale with this issue
  6. Go to Time Patterns and you can add a new time pattern.
  7. You should then have another option under admin preferences for time pattern once you take these steps.

See Also

2705688 - Error generated when updating Date Format for locale


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