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Contributor III

nprinting date formatting bug

We have some date fields for an excel report.  Since they are numbers, we need either change the column width or use merge/center.

We can change the width because of the detail lines below but when we use merge/center, this format gets dropped in the generated excel file.  Is this a bug ?

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Re: nprinting date formatting bug

Excel Keep Source Format.png


Did you tried to remove the "Keep source format" flag and applying the Excel formatting rules on the column?

Another way, visible in the screenshot, could be to insert a formatting formula in the source table.

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Contributor III

Re: nprinting date formatting bug

Hi Mark,

it is not a bug - it is a known limitation

According to November 2017 release notes:

Keep Source Format option does not keep Excel merged cells

Jira issue ID: OP-5545

Excel merged cells are not supported for Qlik NPrinting tags regardless of Keep Source Format




Contributor III

Re: nprinting date formatting bug

It is actually even worse according to this document.

NPrinting Unsupported QV Items

Merged Cells in NPrinting Excel Report Templates. These will cause reporting failures or unexpected reporting results.


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