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Leading Zeros when exporting from forms [message #337384] Wed, 30 July 2008 13:07 Go to next message
Barry Brierley
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Registered: November 2004
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Hi,

When exporting from a custom form, text fields that have a leading zero are getting their leading zeros stripped off when the fnd_gfm.tsv gets exported and brought into Excel.

I've seen a suggestion that these fields need to be prefixed by "'" so that Excel doesn't try to be clever and decide what it thinks needs doing with the data. I'm sure that this would work, but I don't want to show the "'" in my form data.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Barry

Re: Leading Zeros when exporting from forms [message #337396 is a reply to message #337384] Wed, 30 July 2008 14:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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How about creating additional (invisible) form item? Its value would be "'" concatenated with the original item value; for example
Original    Invisible
--------    ---------
Barry       'Barry
01234       '01234
You'd then export this "invisible" item (instead of the original one).
Re: Leading Zeros when exporting from forms [message #337488 is a reply to message #337396] Thu, 31 July 2008 01:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barry Brierley
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HI,

Thanks for the reply.

Is it possible to choose which fields you want to export?
I'd want to export the invisible one, and leave the original (displayed) one behind.

Thanks,
Barry
Re: Leading Zeros when exporting from forms [message #337509 is a reply to message #337488] Thu, 31 July 2008 02:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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Sorry, but I have never heard of or used "fnd_gfm.tsv"; my idea was pure theory.
Re: Leading Zeros when exporting from forms [message #337586 is a reply to message #337509] Thu, 31 July 2008 05:46 Go to previous message
Barry Brierley
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It's the file that gets produced when you >File>Export from the toolbar in Oracle EBS.
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