I am pretty sure that Date is an Sql data-type, just like double or text but perhaps it got
tweaked-off somewhere in the embedded HsqlDb?
Andrew is almost never wrong and Regina is never wrong so i'm at a loss about this atm.
--- On Mon, 16/7/12, Regina Henschel <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Regina Henschel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Unexpected behavior while writing Calc Functions
Date: Monday, 16 July, 2012, 13:07
Andrew Douglas Pitonyak schrieb:
I wrote a simple function
Function mydate As Date
mydate = CDate(100)
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
It is more a documentation issue, than a real bug.
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