Excel cells break when a report is exported to CSV format
Issue: When a result of a Collection Evaluation Report job is exported in CSV format, the cells break - giving a non-uniform report output.
Cause: When the evidence of the failed checks is large, Microsoft Excel cannot handle the large character count of an individual cell. This causes the cells to break.
Explaination: The capacity of Microsoft excel to handle the length of cell contents is 32,767 characters. The first 1,024 characters display in a cell and the remaining appear in the formula bar. If the character count of the evidence in a cell is more than 32,767 characters, the cell will break. This is a limitation of Microsoft Excel.
Instead of exporting the report in CSV format, export the result to excel by the following method:
Go to the Evaluation Result >> Select "Asset Based View" >> Highlight and select the assets >> Right Click on the assets >> Export Results to Xls
This report will look some what different than the CSV report, but with uniform cells.
In scenarios where the output needs to be a CSV file, re-write the check so that it will not give a large amount of data in the evidence field.