AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Importing from spreadsheet

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12-05-2012 09:07 AM

Hi there,

I´m using ACADE2013.

When importing from spreadsheet I have inserted some values on the Rating2 attribute that have fractions like 5,2 etc..

When I import the values back from spreadsheet the value on my drawing are shown with 4 decimals like 5,2000 (see attached image). I´m sure that this has something to do with some settings either in Excel og Autocad Electrical.

Anyone have a clue what´s causing this behaviour ?

Thx, regards, Gary

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Re: Importing from spreadsheet

12-06-2012 05:54 AM in reply to: CAD-ICE

Hi Gary.


I can't reproduce this here, with AcadE 2013 and Excel 2013 Preview.

If you try to "force" the value to be a text value and not a numerical value, does this help?
You can do this by adding an apostrophe in front of the value in excel.

Like this:





Trond Hasse Lie

ECAD Consultant, CtrlAltEl

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Re: Importing from spreadsheet

12-13-2012 02:42 AM in reply to: rhesusminus

Hi RhesusMinus... and sorry for the late reply.

Thank´s for the advice but somehow it doesn´t help changing the format  of the cell to a textvalue.

I´m using Excel 2007 and that might be the cause of this issue.

I´m seeing some strange issues with ACADE2013 especially regarding database issues for instance when using the import/export utility.

I´m upgrading soon to a new pc...hopefully these issues will vanish when that´s over :smileyhappy:


Regards, Gary

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