Monday, November 26, 2012

The date format is incorrect in an Excel worksheet when you export in excel via RTC Client

Hi all,

Today i created a processing only report in navision classic client which used to pull some data into excel.

The format contain the date fields too.

Now while running that report from classic client it works great but while running report from RTC client the date format was incorrect.

If the report would have the field then i would have changed the date format in the RTC Report layout but that was not the case.



Resolution -

After searching some much i figured it out that Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

The resolution for same can be found here.

Resolution from KB Article -

Microsoft suggest to format the date field as text while exporting. I mean to say if the code for exporting date field is -
EnterCell(15,20,Format("Start Date"),False,True,'');
OR
ExcelBuf.AddColumn(Format("Start Date",FALSE,'',FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,'');

then change it to

EnterCell(15,20,Format("Start Date"),False,True,'@');
OR
ExcelBuf.AddColumn(Format("Start Date",FALSE,'',FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,'@');


Thanks & Regards,
Saurav Dhyani
http://saurav-nav.blogspot.in/

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