Export and Import contact in the German client corrupts the birthday - day and month get swapped

  • 7007598
  • 19-Jan-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell GroupWise 8 Hot Patch 2


Importing an address book with birthdays using the German client causes the birth date to swap date an month.
For example: January 5 (05 - 01 in German format) becomes May 1 (01 - 05 in German format)


English client can be used for export and import as a workaround.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

Steps to Duplicate:
  1. Log in with a user in the GW client with German interface
  2. Open the address book and add a contact in a personal address book including Birthday (For example 5th of January). In the summary view this shows 05.01(correct German date format)
  3. Export this contact
  4. Import the contact again
  5. Check the details for the newly imported user - notice that the Birthday has changed to 1st of May. In the summary view this shows 01/05
The day and the month got swapped after the import.