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(OBR) Support Tip: OBR 10.31.P1 - Epoch date showing for last OA collection in non-US English locale

We are aware of an issue in OBR 10.31.P1 (patch 1 for OBR 10.30/10.31) where the last collection timestamp for Operations Agents is not displayed correctly if the browser's OS locale is NOT US-English. Forcing the language in the browser does not help either.


We'll be working on fixing this issue (QCCR8D104645) - meanwhile, if the date is important to you then for now you will have to use a US-English locale in order to see the timestamp in the correct format.

Alternatively, the same information can be obtained from the Postgres dwabc database using the following SQL:

SELECT hostname, CASE WHEN connection_status = 1 THEN 'OK' ELSE  'Failed' END connection_status, CASE WHEN collection_status = 0 THEN 'OK' ELSE 'Failed' END collection_status, last_collection FROM dict_pa_ds ORDER BY last_collection

Update 17/08

Here's a more detailed workaround:

For browsers other than Chrome set the format using the OS configuration utility to 'English (United States)' under the Region -> Format settings and restart the browser.

In Google Chrome the display format is independent of that configured for the OS.

To change the option to a format that works around this issue: 

  1. Go to Chrome Options (3 vertical pips in the top right hand corner)
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Choose Show Advanced Options.
  4. Under Language, click on Language and input settings… 
  5. Click Add and choose English (United States) and add it to the existing list. 
  6. Click on the 3 pips against English (United States) and 'Move to the top' of the existing list.
  7. Relaunch chrome.
  8. The last poll should now display, albeit in the slightly strange US format. 
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