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Exporting Output with Number Data To Excel Displays Numbers as Exponential/Scientific Notation (Doc ID 2520831.1)

Last updated on MARCH 13, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 18.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Exporting table-column values with DataType as NUMBER into an Excel format displays the numbers as Exponential/Scientific Notation. This occurs when the column datatype has more than 11 NUMBER characters.

This is expected behavior of the MS Excel; by default the Row/Cell of Excel accepts 11 characters as standard format(General) for the cell size. Number of values more than 11 characters will be considered as exponential scientific notation in Excel.


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