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PM67635: EXCEL "TEXT" CHANGES TO "NUMBER" WHEN USING EXTERNAL DATASOURCE FEATURE

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • Excel file has some numbers ( formatted to text in Excel). In
    the external utility screen I am??specifying the column from
    excel as "text". But when I pull the data on a report it is
    formatting it as a number. For ex.. If the original value??on
    the excel file was 12345, cognos report is showing up 12345.0000
    and not as 12345.????In cognos if the format is not changed to
    "text", this displays as expected-12345??
    

Local fix

  • do not change the format within cognos or format in Excel as "in
    teger" instead of "text"
    

Problem summary

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    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Users                                                    *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description.                                       *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 Refresh     *
    * Pack 1                                                       *
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Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM67635

  • Reported component name

    COG8 BI REPORT

  • Reported component ID

    5724W12RS

  • Reported release

    A11

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-06-26

  • Closed date

    2013-06-11

  • Last modified date

    2013-06-11

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • RA21 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
11 June 2013