Microsoft KB Archive/100549
BUG: Negative Numbers Incorrect After APPEND FROM TYPE WK3
The information in this article applies to:
The commands APPEND FROM <file> TYPE WK3 and IMPORT FROM <file> TYPE WK3 bring erroneous negative numbers into FoxPro from a Lotus 1-2-3 revision 3.x file. For example, the number -13.85 in Lotus 1-2-3 will appear in FoxPro as 190.95.
To work around this problem, save the Lotus 1-2-3 worksheet as a .WKS or .WK1 file. In FoxPro, issue ONE of the following commands:
APPEND FROM <file> TYPE WKS IMPORT FROM <file> TYPE WKS APPEND FROM <file> TYPE WK1 IMPORT FROM <file> TYPE WK1
The correct negative numbers will now appear in FoxPro.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
Additional reference words: FoxWin FoxDos buglist2.00 buglist2.50 2.00 2.50 KBCategory: kbprg kb3rdparty kbbuglist KBSubcategory: FxinteropSpread
Last Reviewed: June 26, 1995