Re: [S] S: Importing Excel files

Lutz Prechelt (prechelt@ira.uka.de)
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 13:51:34 +0100


> When importing from Excel using the old fashioned cut and paste
> method...
>
> The first date in a column of dates is usually "read" as a numeric
> value instead of as a date value...
...
> Admittedly, a pretty minor glitch,
...

I strongly disagree. This problem means that your data is
altered and you are not notified that anything went wrong.
This is about the worst that a data processing system can do.

Lutz

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