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How to display string starts with 0 in export excel
#1
Hi,

I have a string value of 01/07/2011 in a date column.
When exporting in excel, it will remove the 0 into 1/7/2011 and it's aligned to the right.
Is it possible to add something to the smarty template so that the 0 will be printed in excel?

Thank you.
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#2
Hi Ferri,

Ah yes... I encountered this once. I think you need to append a ` or ' character to the start of the cell. Excel does a lot of "clever" stuff to help you out. Wink And, well, it often backfires.

Gives this thread a read through. You'll need to tweak the Excel export type in the Export Manager module a little tweak to add the extra character.
http://forums.formtools.org/showthread.php?tid=503

Good luck! Smile

- Ben
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#3
Thanks for the hints!

I have come up with a working solution:
in the Excel export type in the Export Manager, use this:
Code:
{else}
     {if $col_name == "date_of_birth"}
             {$value}
     {else}
           {$value}
     {/if}
{/if}]
It will simply add the extra space in the excel column instead of '.
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#4
Excellent! Glad you found a solution - and thanks for posting your fix. Smile

- Ben
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