Exception getting property 'jira.lf.date.relativize' from database. Using default

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Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.


Multiple WARN messages on this exception is showing on the logs  

The following appears in the catalina.out log

2016-03-30 19:22:03,003 http-bio-8037-exec-10 WARN INTERNAL-Admin 1162x1042x1 is9j4t /rest/activity-stream/1.0/preferences [jira.config.properties.ApplicationPropertiesImpl] Exception getting property 'jira.lf.date.relativize' from database. Using default


Diagnostic Steps

  • Run this SQL query on the database to determine whether there is any value set for that

    select * from propertyentry where property_key = 'jira.lf.date.relativize';
  • If there is a value , please proceed to the resolution below :


  • It is unclear how this entry is populated in the database as if the user would like to disable relative dates, the only step is to add a line to the jira-config.properties file as per Disable relative dates in JIRA applications


Run the query below to remove the entry from the database and then restart JIRA. 

Always back up your data before performing any modifications to the database. If possible, test any alter, insert, update, or delete SQL commands on a staging server first.


delete FROM propertyentry where property_key = 'jira.lf.date.relativize';



Last modified on Nov 2, 2018

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