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Printing dates in Base Report Writer (Solved)

asked 2015-06-26 12:25:02 +0200

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updated 2015-08-25 08:12:23 +0200

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I am trying to print the current date in a report generated with the Base Report Writer extension, which seems like a fairly obvious task. The function TODAY() returns the date in internal format. There are routines for converting strings to internal format, but how can I generate a human-readable date?

LO Ubuntu 14.04

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Recommend updating: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get distro-upgrade.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2015-06-26 12:54:34 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the suggestion, rautamiekka, After a crash last week, I am using a freshly downloaded version of Ubuntu and L-O, to which I have added Base and its Report Builder. Should be up to date with the stable distro. What is in the L-O ppa that will make a difference?

Pansmanser gravatar imagePansmanser ( 2015-06-26 21:10:39 +0200 )edit

The PPA has the newest version quickly, whereas a new version will take long to arrive to Ubuntu repos. If ever.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2015-06-26 23:03:18 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-06-26 12:44:26 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


You can choose your format in the General tab:



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Pierre-Yves, that is so obvious I am as much embarrassed as I am grateful. Thank you.

Pansmanser gravatar imagePansmanser ( 2015-06-26 21:13:46 +0200 )edit
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