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Date format in edit mode is not configured in Pega 7.1.9



The pxDateTime control does not provide a parameter to control the date format in edit mode. 

Error Messages

Not Applicable.

Steps to Reproduce

Include a Date-Time control with Date-Time property. With no configuration to set the format of Date-time in edit mode.

Root Cause

Normally, the date-time format in edit mode depends on the operator locale or the system locale if the operator's locale is empty.

User's requirement is to have a parameter to control the date-time format in edit mode.


Perform the following local-change: 

1) Disable client-side validation on the harness which has the date-time control.
2) In the Scripts & styles of the Harness rule, add a js file with below content.

function formatDateUsingCustomLocale(ev){
  if(ev && &&"data-display-value")){
function setCalLocale() { 
                pega.u.d.CalendarUtil.Locale.SHORT_DATE_TIME_FORMAT = "yyyy/MM/d h:mm a";

pega.util.Event.addListener(window, "load", setCalLocale, "", true);

3) For the date-time control in the actions tab

4) The edit-input to be configured for the date-time property with the below sample java code.

Input  -> 2016/04/21 10:24 AM
Output -> 21/04/2016 10:24 AM
if(theValue.length()>0 && theValue.indexOf("/") > 2){
  String Date = theValue.split(" ")[0],
  Time = theValue.substring(theValue.indexOf(" "));
  String[] myDate = Date.split("/"); 
  theValue = myDate[2]+"/"+myDate[1]+"/"+myDate[0];
  theValue = theValue + Time;


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Published May 4, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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