Exported report misidentifies number range as a date

  • 3083951
  • 03-Mar-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 7.5 Asset Management - ZAM7.5

Situation

When exporting a report to CSV, if there is a number range in the data, it may misidentify the number range as a date. For example, if the number range is 8-30, the report will change the value to August 31st.

Resolution

The formatting of a number like 8-30 is not exported from ZAM. It is the formatting of the application used to open the CSV. This was fixed on the ZAM side by changing the wording of a range. For example showing ranges as 8 to 30 instead of 8-30.

Fixed in ZENworks Asset Management 7.5 Interim Release 10 or newer

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Each interim release is cumulative. If Interim Release 10 is not available due to a newer interim release being placed on the website, be assured that the code needed is in the later release.

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