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Spreadsheet source file column fixed as VARCHAR

 
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swingkyd
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:35 pm    Post subject: Spreadsheet source file column fixed as VARCHAR Reply with quote

I have a database with a Calc spreadsheet as its source. All the data in the column is a NUMBER (i made sure of this by copying data as "VALUE(#)" and pasted as a number to the whole column.

In Base, I go to "edit" the table and this column continues to come up as a Text [VARCHAR] instead of a "DECIMAL" or the likes.

Any idea why this would be happening?
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

restarting OO.org including the quick started reset the database link. So it worked then!
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spreadsheets are the worst type of data source. Save the spreadsheet as dBase.
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