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Negative values display with apostrophe after export to Excel

SA-89922

Summary



Negative values display with an apostrophe after Export to Excel.


Error Messages



Not Applicable


Steps to Reproduce



Generate an Excel file with negative values  using the MSOGenerateExcelFile activity.


Root Cause



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;
}


Resolution



Perform the following local-change:

Use pxGenerateExcelFile activity to generate the Excel file.
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Published December 2, 2021

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