java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Input must be in the format 'YYYYMMDD'
Sometimes an error might appear in Jira on the Issue Navigator or while setting Due Date or during other operations.
The following appears in the
Input must be in the format 'YYYYMMDD'. java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Input must be in the format 'YYYYMMDD'. at com.atlassian.jira.datetime.LocalDateFactory.fromIsoBasicFormat(LocalDateFactory.java:80) at com.atlassian.jira.util.LuceneUtils.stringToLocalDate(LuceneUtils.java:168) at com.atlassian.jira.issue.statistics.LocalDateFieldSorter.getValueFromLuceneField(LocalDateFieldSorter.java:31)
This error is generally caused when the date formats set for JIRA conflict the date formats set for Java.
- Configure the date formats under Advanced Settings of General Configuration in Jira based on the instructions on this page : Configuring JIRA Options
- Check the date formats under Look and Feel and see if it's correct.
- If date formats of both pages are correct, try to do the following step to clear the cache and rebuild it:
- Shutdown your JIRA
- Remove the following directories as they will rebuild when you restart JIRA
- Restart JIRA
- Reindex Jira
Last modified on Nov 15, 2018
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