OBIEE 10g: After Export to Microsoft Excel Treats Dates and Numbers Columns are Changed to Type Text (Doc ID 1582177.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.3.4.2 [2405] to 10.1.3.4.2 [2405] [Release 10g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

A report in OBIEE 10.1.3.4.2 which contains columns of numbers and dates.  You export this report to Microsoft Excel.  When you review the report in Excel, the numbers and dates columns are changed to type Text.  This means that, for example, any sub-totals and do not work.

Cause

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