So the topic is about importing ISO dates, right?
Calc, Writer and Base always interprete 2012-09-05 23:45:59 correctly
regardless of locale conetex when you type it into some table cell unless
the cell is explicitly prepared to accept text only.
When using the text import dialog, all you need to check is
[X] Detect special numbers
as indicated in my first post.
All these questions around text import suffer from 2 issues:
1) People import plain text into an application they do not understand. They
assume that a spreadsheet is the proper application to import, edit and save
database exchange data in plain text. No, spreadsheets are not the right
tool unless you really want to import these data into your spreadsheet
calculation models. But even then I would import text files through the Base
component into the spreadsheet simply because csv is about database data and
you can define your special import parameters once for all times.
2) Csv is NOT a file format. It is a mere convention how to represent
database rows with constant field count in rows of plain text.
Unfortunately, everybody uses different date strings, different decimals,
different text quoting, different line feeds and different character
encodings. Of course, MS Excel has its own rules which is why database
admins usually hate Excel.
Calc can handle most of flavours of csv properly with very few effort but in
case of problems it is completely impossible to give any advice without
actually seeing a couple of data rows copied from a plain text editor.
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