Invalid date when trying to Log Work on Issue in JIRA

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When trying to Log Work on an Issue in JIRA, the Date Started field shows a invalid date or returns an error when a valid date is entered, like this:



Check the Date/Time Formats in JIRA Configuration:

  • Administration > System > User Interface > Look & Feel > Date/Time Formats

Check the Advanced Settings for Date Picker and Date Format:

  • Administration > System > General Configuration > Advanced Setting 


Date and Time picker formats are not are not matching in JIRA's Advanced Settings.


  1. Go to Administration > General Configuration > Advanced Setting 
  2. Verify the key corresponds with the key
  3. Verify the key corresponds with the key

(info) See here for more on Configuring date picker formats

Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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