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Hi Andrew,

Andrew Douglas Pitonyak schrieb:

I wrote a simple function

Function mydate As Date
   mydate = CDate(100)
End Function

I then called this function from a Calc document


Finally, I directly accessed the cells with the dates from a macro
similar to the following code:

Print ThisComponent.Sheets(0).getCellByPosition(0, 1).Value

The cell displayed the value as I expected, but the returned value was

Turns out that dates are converted to strings when returned to Calc.
Oops. The proper thing to do (if you want it to work as expected) is to
return a numeric value.

I'm not sure about that. "date" is a special Basic data type, it is not type "double". The "Programming Guide" tells vaguely "StarOffice Basic uses an internal format that permits comparisons and mathematical operations on date and time values."

I do not find informations about mapping type "date" to UNO. The Developer's Guide has a mapping UNO -> Basic, but I miss the other way round. There seems to be some conversions already in Basic. If your function returns double not date, then you get the serial number of the date/time.

It is more a documentation issue, than a real bug.

Kind regards

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