Calc numbers are always string

Asked by daniel herrera

Reading your documentation I noticed than:

Within ODS templates, a Python expression that produces a Python int, long or float will be rendered as a float value within the resulting spreadsheet.

But, I'm not able to get float numbers, rendered numbers are all time strings, with a quote before the number.

Sample: I write [="float(1)"] in a cell and I get ['1.0] ( brackets to indicate this is a cell )

I have tested with LibreOffice 3.5.

( Appy 0.8.5 )


My workaround:

Because I work with 2 decimals, I have a helper class than multiplies the number by 100:

class my_appyhelper:
    def x100( self, n ):
            return int( float( n ) * 100 )
           return None

lets suppose than context contains: { 'h': my_appyhelper(), 'some_value' = Decimal( 1232.234 ) }

In excel I write in, for example, G3 cell: [ ="h.x100( some_value ) "]

And then I apply a formula: [=value( G3/100 ) ] or [=if( G3 = ""; ""; value( G3/100 ) ]


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Gaëtan Delannay (gaetan-delannay) said :

Hi Daniel,
I just tested again and Python float values are really converted into LibreOffice float cells. I've tested with the basic example shown on Could you please test with this example? Thank you, Gaetan

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Gaëtan Delannay (gaetan-delannay) said :

Check the tied bug.