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OTBI Report Date Format changes when exporting to Excel

edited Sep 3, 2021 4:18AM in General Transactional Reporting (OTBI) 2 comments


We are trying to change the formatting of a column in OTBI report by changing the column properties of each date columns. We are using the following format: 

Date Format: Custom

Custom Date Format: MM/dd/yyyy [TZ:(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)]

Display Time Zone: Default


The dates are showing correctly in the results tab, but when exporting to excel, it loses the formatting, and becomes General format


Date when viewed on results tab: 03/01/2021 CDT

Date when exported to excel: 44348.10469



I read on this archived post that Oracle haven't rolled out yet a solution for this based on the last comment:

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