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2234455 - Thousands separator is displayed differently when creating a new Web Intelligence report based on XLS or XLSX data sources


  • There is a difference in displaying the thousands separator when creating a new Web Intelligence report based on Excel XLS or Excel XLSX data sources.
  • When creating a new Web Intelligence report based on the XLSX data source, a thousands separator (",") will be displayed in the Query Panel or in the report block.
  • When creating a new report based on the copy of the previous spreadsheet, which has an XLS extension, the thousands separator is not displayed.
  • Behavior is the same in BI launchpad and in Web Intelligence Rich Client.

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  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.1 SP5 Patch 3
  • Web Intelligence


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1


bi 4.1, webi, thousands, decimal, comma, separator, xls, xlsx , KBA , BI-RA-WBI-FE , Front End/Client , Problem

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