Csv Problem!

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by superbabicka, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. superbabicka

    superbabicka Member Licensed User


    I use SaveCSV form table data to excel (txt) csv file.
    I have 2 fields cNumber: (for example)
    1. Barcode (with value - 8693161008118)
    2. CAVT-Number (with value - 4026203334236)

    Everything is OK with SaveCSV , but when I open CSV file in excel (2007 Version I have) two cNumber fields have value like this:
    1. 8.69316E+12
    2. 4.0262E+12

    I want to create CSV with original data from my database.sl3.
    How to fix this?

    There are only two ways for field type cNumber and cString.

  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Please open the file with Notepad and check how the values are saved.
  3. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    That looks correct for numeric data imported via a CSV as Excel applies the "General" format to that data. If you double click the cell to edit it in place you will probably see the number as you expected to see it. You will have to apply an appropriate cell "Number" format to display it as you want.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2008
  4. superbabicka

    superbabicka Member Licensed User

    HI Erel & Agraham

    Yes Erel, when I click on cell in excel, the value is original in Excel (fx) Bar - (same bar like address bar in browsers), but in cell, the value is still the same.

    Agraham, As I understand I must use Number Format, no cNumber. It be like:

    Table1.AddRow(Format(dr.GetValue(1), ""), dr.GetValue(2)) ...
    Here is the line where I add data in table before save CSV.

    Are you min like this...?
  5. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    No. It is an Excel display "feature". You need to format the Excel cell with a "Number" format, not the default "General" format.
  6. superbabicka

    superbabicka Member Licensed User

    Aha !!!


    Yes I use that solution, but, another time when I click to generate (actually SaveCSV) from table, the problem has been same. :sign0137:

    So when I open CSV First I must select Col and change from General to Number.
    Automatically it is impossible a?
  7. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    It depends how you want to open the CSV. If you are double clicking it in Windows Explorer then probably not - but if you are manually opening it in Excel with File->Open then you could record or write a VBA macro to open the CSV then format the cells and run that macro to open the file.
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