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Alignment issue in exported Excel for DateTime property

SA-5584

Summary



In the exported Excel, the Received Date column value alignment varies in multiple rows. For some rows, this column value is left aligned; while for other rows, the value is right aligned.


Error Messages



Not Applicable


Steps to Reproduce



Unknown


Root Cause



A third-party product  issue: MS Excel.


Resolution



Perform the following local-change:
  1. Open the Export_DateTime HTML rule instance on the system.
  2. Perform a Save As of the HTML property and specify a new Stream Name, custom Ruleset, and Ruleset version.
  3. Update the new HTML property to add the code below the existing code (in the below <div> tag the style must be the format which must be exported to Excel.)

    <div class="excel-datetime" style="vnd.ms-excel.numberformat:@"> 
    {existing code}
    </div>

     
  4. Open the report definition rule to update it.
  5. Add the new custom HTML property in the column.
  6. Format values for the corresponding DateTime property field.
  7. Save the rules.
  8. Execute the report definition and perform an Export to Excel.
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Published January 30, 2019 - Updated October 8, 2020

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