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1481918 - Leading Zeros truncate in Text Component and Chart labels


  • Entering a value into the Text Input Component that contains a leading zero will truncate and remove that leading zero in SWF runtime.
  • For example, entering a value of "0123" will result as "123"
  • The same behavior occurs in the Tex Area Component, and the Chart titles and legend.


  • Xcelsius 2008 Service Pack 3 (version
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Windows XP

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Add a text input box on the canvas
  2. Link the component to insert in cell A1
  3. Add a pie chart to the canvas
  4. Link the chart title to cell A1
  5. Preview
  6. Type: 0123 into the text input box and click enter or click outside of the component
  7. Pie chart title will display 123


The problem has been identified and is logged under Problem Report ID: ADAPT01352773.


This issue has been resolved in Xcelsius Fixpack 3.1, Fixpack 3.2 and has been confirmed in version XI 4.0.


leading zero; truncate; dashboard; 0's , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Obsolete: BusinessObjects Dashboards and Presentation Design , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008