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OS = Ubuntu 12.04 up to date & LO =

I have been downloading and opening bank and credit card activity as csv files for some time now with no problems using LO. Today when I did it the results are unusable.

In regards to the bank download, by unusable I mean:

There should be six columns of data and there is, but column C is very wide. Column C should only contain a check or deposit amount. Starting on row 3, column C has parts of other columns and rows in it and has 3 separate lines in it.

In regards to the credit card download:

In this case it displays the columns correctly, but some rows are missing. It should have a heading and 6 rows. It displays a heading and 3 rows. The bottom 3 rows are missing.

In trying to figure this out I:

Looked at the files with a text editor and they look properly formatted.

They open correctly in Gnumeric and Calligra sheets.

In the text import dialog down in the Fields section both display correctly. That is all of the columns display as they should and all the rows are present.

I have Character set = Unicode (UTF-8), Language = Default - English (USA), Separated by = Comma.

Here is a sanitized sample of the bank file from a text editor.

xxxxxxxxx555,06/30/2013,0.31,0,Added to Account,Accr Earning Pymt
xxxxxxxxx555,06/28/2013,104.82,0,Deposit,ACH Deposit

I had a copy of this type of file in my trash folder that I processed last month with no problems. When I tried it today I got the same results as above.

To my knowledge I have not changed any settings that would cause this. The only thing I have done differently is download and read Andrew Pitonyak's excellent book on macro's in Writer format. While reading it I did activate some of his example macros. I don't see how this could cause any problems and mention it only for completeness.

OK, while gathering information for this post I discovered that my problems start when a negative number is encountered. In fact if I remove the minus sign from all numbers the file displays correctly.

Does anyone have any idea what is happening and how to fix it?

Thanks,  Jim

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