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2114943 - BI 4.x - Time fields display as hashes when exporting a Web Intelligence document to Excel format

Symptom

  • When saving a Web Intelligence report as Excel, columns with a time format are showing as negative numbers in Excel and therefore displaying as hashes.
  • This is happening with data from a new universe in 4.x.
  • The dimension is set as a datetime type.

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Environment

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x
  • MS Excel 2010

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1

Keywords

bi businessobjects hash excel 2010 webi bilaunchpad timefields date exporttoexcel webi4.0 webi4.1 web intelligence negative numbers , KBA , BI-RA-WBI , Web Intelligence , Problem

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