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Column Value changes to #NAME? when the column value has = while exporting to csv


Article ID: 244007


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Export to CSV, column value changes to  #NAME? for any string attribute that has a value which starts with = (example =- Project ABC). 

Steps to Reproduce: 

  1. Login to clarity and navigate to Modern UX
  2. Now in the project module, update the Project name to =- Project ABC
  3. Click on Export to CSV and open in Excel 

Expected Results:  The value in CSV should also have project name as =- Project ABC. 

Actual Results: The value in CSV, when opened in EXCEL, shows #NAME? as its treating them as an incorrect formula.  



Release : 15.9.3 Patch #4 (, 16.0.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.2

Component : Clarity MUX UI Usability  


DE65452 - This is a regression. This was working up through 15.9.3 Patch #3 ( and broke in 15.9.3 Patch #4 ( 


  • Targeted Fix in Release 16.0.3 
  • Targeted Fix in Release 15.9.3 Patch #5 ( 

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