Negative values display with apostrophe after export to Excel
Negative values display with an apostrophe after Export to Excel.
Steps to Reproduce
Generate an Excel file with negative values using the MSOGenerateExcelFile activity.
This behavior is as per Pega product design.
This applies for all areas where the Export to Excel functionality is achieved using the DCOXLGenerateZipEntryMap Rule Utility Function (RUF).
The MSOGenerateExcelFile activity uses the DCOXLGenerateZipEntryMap RUF in Step 5 (Java) of the activity.
In the DCOXLGenerateZipEntryMap RUF at Line 574, the code is as below and works according to the code. if(null != stringValue &&
(stringValue.startsWith("=") || stringValue.startsWith("+") || stringValue.startsWith("-") || stringValue.startsWith("@")))
stringValue = " ' " + stringValue;
Perform the following local-change:
Use pxGenerateExcelFile activity to generate the Excel file.
Published December 2, 2021
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