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Use a Period vs a Comma to Denote Decimals

Technote (troubleshooting)


Using a comma in place of a period to designate the decimal causes the report generator to display an error message.


A comma can not be used to represent a decimal

Resolving the problem

Use a period to designate a decimal in order to generate reports successfully. You can choose a period to designate a decimal by performing the following steps:

-Press Format>Preferences to open the Preferences dialog box

-Select the editing mode that you are working in from the Preferences list

-Scroll down the Preferences list to the 'Decimal Sign' entry in the 'Item' column.

-Double left-click the 'Value' cell to the right of the 'Decimal Sign' entry. A Decimal Sign dialog box appears.

-Type a period '.' in the Decimal Sign dialog box and press OK.

-Press Apply and then OK in the Preferences dialog box.


Document information

More support for: WebSphere Business Integration Workbench

Software version: 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1138424

Modified date: 16 September 2003