On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 13:55 -0500, Terry Anderson wrote:
The field is set up as follows:


The field is calculated as follows:


It is a while since I worked with Excel, but this behaviour sounds
reasonable to me. Taking the numbers from your previous message,

eval PCT_OF_TOTAL = .1762; // That's 17.62%
dsply %editc( PCT_OF_TOTAL: 'L' ); // .17

Try defining PCT_OF_TOTAL with four decimal places.


It is placed on the sheet as follows:

hssf_num ( row: 3 : PCT_OF_TOTAL : Percents);

Are you saying that I should use a data type other than decimal?

Terry Anderson
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message: 2
date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:40:22 -0400
from: "Dennis Lovelady" <iseries@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: Formatting a Cell as a Percent using POI.

pctCell = HSSFWorkbook_createCellStyle(book);
TempStr = new_String('0.00%');
NumFmt = HSSFDataFormat_getFormat(DataFmt: TempStr);
HSSFCellStyle_setDataFormat(pctCell: NumFmt);
HSSFCellStyle_setAlignment(pctCell: ALIGN_RIGHT);
HSSFCellStyle_setVerticalAlignment(pctCell:VERTICAL_CENTER) ;

Since your code is so similar to this, I would look at the code that's
placing the cell value. What data type is used? INT would be a problem,
as would numeric with zero decimals.

Dennis Lovelady
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