I would suggest tab-delimited instead of csv, then give the file an xls extension. This usually pulls up the fat with much fewer mouse clicks.
John Israel Sent from my iPhone On Mar 22, 2013, at 12:17 PM, "Tony Gravagno" <3xk547...@sneakemail.com> wrote: > From: Sathya >> Hi experts.. >> I have one problem in creatin a spreadsheet report with date format. >> One of the column in the spreadsheet is a date and it is displaying > as >> numbers. Please help me in printing it as a date. >> BTW I'm using OCONV to write the value to the column. > > The problem isn't with MV. When you say "spreadsheet" people here > imply Excel, and I'm guessing that's what you mean too. What most > people do is they generate a CSV file with no formatting and then > expect Excel to format it in specific ways. The simple answer is, if > you just want text in Excel, put a single quote before the value: > > 123, abc, '3/22/2013 > > You can also force it to text like this using a formula: > > ="3/22" > > The immediate response might be "but I want a Date column". OK, but > you're not doing anything to tell Excel that the column itself should > use date formatting. > > [AD] > This is exactly the reason why I created NebulaXLite. It gives you any > kind of real Excel formatting of your choice for any cell, column, or > row. With nothing but BASIC, you can: > - use set fonts, colors, text rotation, and borders, > - set column widths and row heights > - merge cells, use hyperlinks, add comments to cells > - set document properties, add multiple worksheets in a workbook > - and documents open in Google Docs and OpenOffice > Compare all of that (and yes, much more) to plain old delimited text. > > Lots of companies here use NebulaXLite. It's free for developers and > only a one-time purchase price of $200 for production end-user > systems. Support and enhancements are free. > > http://webdefence.global.blackspider.com/urlwrap/?q=AXicY3VmeNXLwHC-n4GhKKfSyDBdr7ioTC83MTMnOT-vpCg_Ry85P5ehyMjX3T3f09HAyNzI0oIhs7goMTWryCElsbIkP6-4tCC1KDO_CKwyo6SkwEpf3y81qTQnUTcozwUkql9QlJ9SmlxSrF-Rk1mSqpdRkssAAQDL-yoc&Z > [/AD] > > HTH > > Tony Gravagno > Nebula Research and Development > TG@ remove.pleaseNebula-RnD.com > http://webdefence.global.blackspider.com/urlwrap/?q=AXicY3VmeNXLwHC-n4GhKKfSyDBdr7ioTC83MTMnOT-vpCg_Ry85P5ehyMjX3T3f09HAyNzI0oIhs7goMTWryCElsbIkP6-4tCC1KDO_CKwyo6SkwEpf3y81qTQnUTcozwUkqp-Uk5_OAAEAelMkgA&Z > > Visit http://PickWiki.com! Contribute! > http://Twitter.com/TonyGravagno > http://groups.google.com/group/mvdbms > > > _______________________________________________ > U2-Users mailing list > U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org > http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users