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Locale problems when exporting data in XLS or CSV format

AntonioSousa
DynaMight Leader
DynaMight Leader

Using data that has '.' as a decimal place is a known problem in European countries, where ',' is the usual decimal place.

When exporting data in Dynatrace in CSV or XLS format, typically from Custom graphs, and importing it into a spreadsheet where the locale specifies that ',' is the decimal place, it is guaranteed that big problems will arise, and that in those cases where data has decimal places, then probably exported data will not be reliable.

I understand that there is no good solution here, and that Dynatrace doesn't support a different locale. Given this, I would ask how some of you might have workarround this, or some good best practices dealing with this issue?

Antonio Sousa
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Julius_Loman
DynaMight Guru
DynaMight Guru

In general, I don't think there is any workaround right now.
I just opened an RFE that should also apply to your case RFE - Honour browser locale for number formatting .

TEMPEST a.s., Slovakia, Dynatrace Master Partner

AntonioSousa
DynaMight Leader
DynaMight Leader

Interesting idea, Julius. Just voted, but not sure how Dynatrace can figure it out, given that only the language is passed by the browser...

Antonio Sousa

There are not only languages, but also country identifiers (e.g. en-gb, en-us). I'm not sure how standardized this, but it is better than the current situation.

TEMPEST a.s., Slovakia, Dynatrace Master Partner