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OBIEE 11g: Custom Numeric Format M for Millions is not Exported to Excel (Doc ID 1593095.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


If you use the following custom format in a numeric column


then the value 2500000 has the expected format 2.5M. When you export the Analytics results to Excel 2007 then the custom format is not retained.

In stand-alone Excel, the format required is:


to display 2.5M for the numeric value 2500000. But this custom format with M in quotes in OBIEE gives a parser exception error when exported to Excel.
However, the format

does export fine, with the value 2.5 displayed in Excel.

In comparison the OBIEE custom format
is exported correctly to Excel 2007, where this format is valid.


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