JR45866: EXCEL DOES NOT CORRECTLY HANDLE CSV EXPORT FILE FORMAT OF CUSTOM ATTRIBUTES CONTAINING MULTIPLE VALUES WITH SEMI-COLO

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Excel has issue opening the file, because each Value within the
    Set includes a delimiter, rather a single pair of delimiters
    surrounding the set of values as such:  "[Value1;Value2;Value3]"
    
    ** All values are included within square brackets [ and ]
    ** All values are seperated by a semi-colon ;
    ** All values may be encases within a qualifier.  Qualifiers are
    double-quotes "
    
    Thus - the following sample may be seen in the export:
    ["Value1";"Value2";"Value3"]
    
    Excel has issue opening the file, because each Value within the
    Set includes a delimiter, rather a single pair of delimiters
    surrounding the set of values as such:  "[Value1;Value2;Value3]"
    

Local fix

  • The customer can attempt to manually update the export file -
    in a TEXT EDITOR (do not do this in Excel) and alter the
    Delimiters before opening the File in Excel.
    
    When a Double-Quote is included in any of the Values - the
    Double-Quote is represented as """ (3 double-quotes - where the
    quote is surrounded by the Delimiter)
    

Problem summary

  • The format used by MWB when exporting Custom Attributes which
    include multiple values, did not allow the customer to open the
    File in Excel.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Applying the patch rollup_RU3_MWB_all_8700-1 will resolve the
    issue
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR45866

  • Reported component name

    METADATA WORKBE

  • Reported component ID

    5724S4100

  • Reported release

    870

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-02-26

  • Closed date

    2013-04-10

  • Last modified date

    2013-04-10

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    METADATA WORKBE

  • Fixed component ID

    5724S4100

Applicable component levels

  • R870 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

InfoSphere Metadata Workbench

Software version:

8.7

Reference #:

JR45866

Modified date:

2013-04-10

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