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Uploading an Excel shows data in incorrect format in Pega



When users are trying to upload an excel with a date column,the data is parsed as number in Pega and is throwing an error.

Error Messages

**Trying to save an invalid page : Page is not valid
.xxx.datexx : 42370 is not a valid date value
.yyy.datebb: 45670 is not a valid date value

Steps to Reproduce

1) Create an excel with a date type column.
2) Upload the excel in Pega by using MSOParseExcelFile activity to parse the excel sheet
3) Observe the above issue.

Root Cause

Excel internally saves the date type column value as double so when the MSOParseExcel activity is used to parse the excel values , it is parsing them as it is i.e a double value and it is an expected behavior.


To overcome this developer need to convert the decimal value again back to the date value for this developer need to write the custom java code by using  Apache POI libraries

below is the code snippet which can fix the issue.;

ClipboardProperty cp_propvalue=myStepPage.getProperty("xxdate");


Published April 1, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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