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Export to Excel headers are not Localized



When changing the application locale to French and performing Export to Excel, the Excel headers are not localized. This occurs even when the property value is in French.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a grid with a report definition as the source.
  2. Provide an Export to Excel button.
  3. In the Excel template, provide the headers and the values.
  4. Change the locale of the application.

Root Cause

The pxGenerateExcelFile activity was used. This activity did not support localization of the header.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Use the MSOGenerateExcelFile  activity instead of the pxGenerateExcelFile activity.
  2. Use the Clipboard property in the Excel template for localization.

Published August 15, 2019 - Updated December 2, 2021

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