Bug 8638 - DateRecord
Summary: DateRecord
Alias: None
Product: POI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HSSF (show other bugs)
Version: 1.5
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: POI Developers List
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-04-30 06:47 UTC by Vinay Agarwal
Modified: 2004-11-16 19:05 UTC (History)
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Description Vinay Agarwal 2002-04-30 06:47:45 UTC
Hi, I am not sure if this is a bug .
    I am trying to read a xls file which has a cell with Date format.
    I have used EventExample.java for this purpose. What is happening is that 
instead of date it returns me a number. I looked at the APIs for DateRecord but 
there isn't such class. I am just wondering how to get around this problem,I am 
aware that Excel stores dates as numbers and probably i am getting that number. 
So the last resort would be to write a formula which will convert this number 
to date.
Comment 1 Andy Oliver 2002-05-01 01:31:29 UTC
ask this question on the list.  There is a dateutil.