Excel export turns text field into date



I have custom field in JIRA where all entries are on the form "xx-xx" where x is a number. When I export a list of issues to excel entries which can be interpreted as date (for instance 9-13) turns into a date (for instance 13-Sep) instead of keeping the original value.

I have not been able to find any way to set the format of the column in excel before opening the file.


Does anyone know of any way I can get around this problem and have every entry interpreted as text?

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This page has an explanation about how to change the date picker format to avoid that.

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