SOLVED 1.4.2 Image Description truncated during Image Export

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    • FOG Version: 1.4.2
    • OS: CentOS 7.3.1611
    • Service Version: n/a
    • OS: n/a

    If an image definition description begins with a ‘-’ the function to ‘Export Images’ will only export up to the first 250-255 characters of that description.

  • < /facepalm >

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines!

  • Confirmed twice over.

    Excel is reading the Description as if it’s a formula which is causing issues. This is NOT a FOG bug.

  • @sudburr I’m not seeing a problem with the export itself limiting the number of characters when it starts with a -. When I exported the file and looked at it in libre office, or even a plain text file via type filename all appeared correct.

    When I opened the file in Microsoft Office, it truncated the string down.

  • Take the following description

    Recipe Name: eduTECH | Version: 20170601 ( M )
    Target Users: CommTECH Lab Students
    Target HW: UEFI Dell OptiPlex 790 or 7020
    OS: Windows 10 Professional (v1607) (64 bit)
    Post-Imaging Notes:
    - The system will SHUTDOWN when installation completes.
    7-Zip 16.04
    ACID Xpress 7.0a (build73)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.009.20044
    Adobe Digital Editions
    Adobe Shockwave Player
    Android Studio 2.3.1
    Any Audio Converter
    Any Video Converter
    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3
    Arduino 1.8.2
    Audacity 2.1.3 (LADSPA Plugins 0.4.15 & LAME 3.99.3 included)
    Autodesk 3ds Max 2018
    Autodesk AutoCAD 2018
    Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2018
    Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical 2018
    Autodesk AutoCAD Raster Design 2018
    Autodesk Fusion 360 for Educational Institutions
    Autodesk Inventor Professional 2018
    Autodesk Inventor HSM Ultimate 2018.0.1a
    Autodesk Maya 2017
    Autodesk Revit 2018.0.1
    Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 2018
    Autodesk 123D Catch
    Autodesk 123D Design 2.2.14
    Autodesk Meshmixer 11.2.37
    Autodesk MotionBuilder 2016.SP1 (AECSU-2016)
    Autodesk Mudbox 2016.SP1 (AECSU-2016)
    Blender 2.78c
    Bridge Designer 2016
    Corona SDK 2017.3068
    Cura 2.5.0
    DivX Player 10.8.1
    Eclipse IDE 4.6.0
    Edison 4.01 (5.50.015se) PATCHED
    Epic Games Launcher 2.14.0-3399308
    Frames 6.01.01
    Fritzing 0.9.3b
    GIMP 2.8.20
    GitHub Desktop
    Inkscape 0.92.1
    IrfanView 4.44
    Java SE Development Kit 8.0.u131
    Lightworks 14.0.0
    MatterControl 1.7.0
    Microsoft Movie Maker (MWE2012)
    Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017
    Microsoft PhotoGallery (MWE2012)
    NetBeans IDE 8.2 Java SE
    Notepad++ 7.3.3
    PyCharm EDU 3.5.1
    QuickTime Player
    Scratch 1.4
    Scratch 2.0.456
    Sculptris Alpha 6 1.0
    SketchUp Pro 2017 17.2.2555.0
    Sublime Text 3126
    Tina Pro 6.01.018ev
    Turing 4.1.1
    Unity 5.6.0.f3 Personal
    Unity Web Player
    VLC Media Player 2.2.6

    Then perform Image Export and examine the .csv .

    Next add a hyphen ‘-’ to the start of this description, then Image Export and examine this new .csv .

  • I’m pretty sure this would go for any description regardless of if it starts with or not a - character.