[dev] Time Layout Question

Bob Smith bobsmith1 at marketweighton.com
Mon Jan 5 20:23:51 CET 2004


Martin Edenhofer wrote:

> Hi Wiktor, hi Tom,
>
> in OTRS 1.1 and higher the time format is configurable in the
> translation file.
>
> [Kernel/Language/de.pm]
>     # date formats (%A=WeekDay;%B=LongMonth;%T=Time;%D=Day;%M=Month;%Y=Jear;)
>     $Self->{DateFormat} = '%D.%M.%Y %T';
>     $Self->{DateFormatLong} = '%A %D %B %T %Y';
>     $Self->{DateInputFormat} = '%D.%M.%Y - %T';
> [...]
>
> [Kernel/Language/en.pm]
>     $Self->{DateFormat} = '%M/%D/%Y %T';
>     $Self->{DateFormatLong} = '%A %B %D %T %Y';
>     $Self->{DateInputFormat} = '%M/%D/%Y - %T';
> [...]
>
> So it should be shown in the selected frontend language format.
>
> Just the database time format should be "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss". And shown
> is the time format from the translation file format.
>
> Any better ideas?

Yes, the date/time format should be configurable to a user, I mean each user
should have their own preference of how time and date is represented in teh
system
Imagine an american and a Swede working on the same system but at different
places in the world, the american in america, and the swede in sweden. using the
same otrs somplace
on the net. they both have different locales but the system locale ( as now )
defines the date/time format .Thus this is an issue which should be configurable
as a user property.
Regards
Greger

>
>
>  -Martin
>
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 09:34:29PM +0100, Tom Hesp wrote:
>
> > I would vote for a configurable format. As far as I know OTRS is used in a
> > lot of different countries using their own date format so it is kind of
> > strange to enforce one format upon all users.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Tom Hesp
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Sent: dinsdag 30 december 2003 11:30
> > To: dev at otrs.org
> > Subject: [dev] Time Layout Question
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I noted that time is represented in very different formats across the
> > OTRS. Once we have YYYY/MM/DD, the other time YYYY/DD/MM and then we
> > have classical DD.MM.YYYY and so on. I think this needs some
> > harmonization. What do we vote for? Configurable or not?
> > My favourite (I'm not an american, so...) is DD.MM.YYYY
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Wiktor Wodecki
> >
> > net mobile AG - 40470 Duesseldorf - Germany
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>
>   Martin Edenhofer
>
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