Bug 117143 - Calc displays date in a SharePoint list export file with different formatting
Summary: Calc displays date in a SharePoint list export file with different formatting
Status: RESOLVED INSUFFICIENTDATA
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
5.4.5.1 release
Hardware: All All
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Blocks: SharePoint-List
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Reported: 2018-04-21 12:18 UTC by Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
Modified: 2021-01-18 04:09 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Screenshot of the problem in Excel 2013 and Calc 5.4 side by side (143.32 KB, image/png)
2018-04-21 12:18 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
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Imported igy file in LO 6.2 and Excel 2013 (168.81 KB, image/png)
2018-10-30 10:30 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
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Imported igy file in LO 6.1.0.3 and Excel 2013 (147.26 KB, image/png)
2018-10-30 10:31 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
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Description Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2018-04-21 12:18:45 UTC
Created attachment 141520 [details]
Screenshot of the problem in Excel 2013 and Calc 5.4 side by side

Calc displays the cells containing the last modification date with a different formatting.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a SharePoint directory in Internet Explorer.
2. Export the directory list into Excel.
3. Open and process the .igy file with Calc.
4. Save the sheet into .ods format. (see attachment #141517 [details] )
5. Open and process the .igy file with Excel.
6. Save the sheet into .xlsx format. (see attachment #141516 [details] )

Actual results:
Excel shows the date cells with Custom formatting: YYYY.MM.NN H:MM
Calc shows the date cells with Date formatting: YY-MM-DD HH:MM

This might be related to the Hungarian locale on Win 8.1.

Expected results:
The date format in Calc matches the one in Excel.
Comment 1 Mike Kaganski 2018-04-23 13:09:52 UTC
There is *no* formatting in the SharePoint List XML. So I am not sure we should try to mimic the representation of plain date decided by Excel.

Or is there a specification somewhere maybe?
Comment 2 raal 2018-05-04 13:37:31 UTC
No repro with LO 6.1_master. LO 02.05.18 08:59  ,  excel 2.5.2018 8:59 . Language CZ
    Version: 6.1.0.0.alpha1+
    Build ID: f154f63cb662f02415d5cb0051011bdb5d0d523c
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2018-06-04 13:30:01 UTC
(In reply to raal from comment #2)
> No repro with LO 6.1_master. LO 02.05.18 08:59  ,  excel 2.5.2018 8:59 .
> Language CZ
>     Version: 6.1.0.0.alpha1+
>     Build ID: f154f63cb662f02415d5cb0051011bdb5d0d523c

Dear Gabor,
Could you please try to reproduce it with a master build from http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/ ?
You can install it alongside the standard version.
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the master build
Comment 4 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2018-10-30 10:30:40 UTC
Created attachment 146164 [details]
Imported igy file in LO 6.2 and Excel 2013

Tested with current bibisect-win32-6.2 with en_US locale.
The date formats are still different.

Excel with hu_HU UI and hu_HU locale on Win 8.1: yyyy.mm.dd h:mm
Calc 6.1 with hu_HU UI and hu_HU locale: YY-MM-DD HH:MM
Calc 6.2 with en_US UI and hu_HU locale: YY-MM-DD HH:MM 

Would it be possible to make this use at least some locale-dependent default? 
I understand that Excel is doing some educated guesswork, perhaps we could do something similar?

Version: 6.2.0.0.alpha1+
Build ID: b6b31bbb1a9e2272ac77de127825c4ee9f71effa
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); Calc: CL
Comment 5 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2018-10-30 10:31:04 UTC
Created attachment 146165 [details]
Imported igy file in LO 6.1.0.3 and Excel 2013
Comment 6 Xisco Faulí 2019-05-16 11:51:38 UTC
Hi Gabor,
Still reproducible in master ?
Comment 7 Eike Rathke 2020-04-17 20:01:50 UTC
(In reply to Gabor Kelemen from comment #4)
> Excel with hu_HU UI and hu_HU locale on Win 8.1: yyyy.mm.dd h:mm
> Calc 6.1 with hu_HU UI and hu_HU locale: YY-MM-DD HH:MM
> Calc 6.2 with en_US UI and hu_HU locale: YY-MM-DD HH:MM 
> 
> Would it be possible to make this use at least some locale-dependent
> default? 

YY-MM-DD HH:MM *is* the default date+time format in the hu-HU locale.
Check with entering =NOW() in a General/Standard formatted cell.

> I understand that Excel is doing some educated guesswork, perhaps we could
> do something similar?

Why does Excel display it in a yyyy.mm.dd h:mm format?
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2020-06-20 14:17:13 UTC
Needinfo per last comment
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2020-12-18 03:51:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2021-01-18 04:09:04 UTC
Dear Gabor Kelemen,

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