The primary system locale, time zone, and calendar settings are loaded at initial Administrator user-login, after installation.
To set a new locale, time zone, and calendar to appear on start-up, the bootstrap properties must be changed before the application is started for the first time. Otherwise, changes made to these properties serve as the fall-back locale, time zone, and calendar - but the start-up settings in the application do not change.
After the application has been started, the preferred language displayed for all users can be changed.
See also: Internationalization Settings
All dates and times displayed adhere to the bootstrap time zone, if a preferred time zone for the application is not configured.
The bootstrap calendar determines the type of calendar used in the application. Currently, the Gregorian calendar (
gregorian) and the Islamic calendars (
Epoch A T1,
Epoch A T2,
Epoch B T1,
Epoch B T2, and
Umm Al Qura) are configurable settings.
Apart from serving as the primary locale, time zone, and calendar for the application, these properties are used for several important locale-related functions:
To change the bootstrap locale, add the locale
conf.suite.bootstrapLocale property to
custom.properties. This locale must appear a locale supported by Appian.
To change the bootstrap time zone, add the
conf.suite.bootstrapTimeZone property to
custom.properties. This property accepts a long definition of a time zone (such as America/Los_Angeles) and deprecated time zone acronyms. We recommend using long time zone names (as listed in the Olson database of time zones) as a three-character time zone acronym may include multiple locales that use different date and time formats, different daylight savings time calculations, or that refer to more than one time zone (such as China Standard Time and Central Standard Time).
# Bootstrap locale and timezone.
Restart the application server to apply these changes as fall-back settings. The changes must be made before Appian is started for the first time, or they become fall-back settings.
Bootstrap Locale and Timezone