Dates Cannot be Sorted When Null Values Exist, Throwing DateTimeFormat Error (Doc ID 2049081.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server - Version 14.0 to 14.1.1 [Release 14.0 to 14.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to do simple sort ascending or descending for a date measure, the values are not sorted if any special value NULL type exists within the list.  The following error occurs:

DateTimeFormat - Parameter (1.48731228e+14) does not conform to the specified format (%m%d%Y%H%M%S%s) because digits were expected but not found.

Steps to recreate:

  1. Open the workbook in Classic Client.
  2. Select a worksheet with a date field for a specific measure.
  3. Validate that there are "blank" dates and "non-blank" dates for the measure.
  4. Click menu's Ascending/Descending sort button.
  5. Error message will prompt.

Cause

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