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Convert .Txt File into Image or blob

kcollado
7 - Meteor

I have a .txt file as an input in Designer. Is there a way to convert .Txt file into an image or blob to preserve the format?

 

The text file has a non-standard delimitation so when I try to convert to excel it's messy. I'm thinking to convert the text file into an image to preserve the formats.

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kcollado
7 - Meteor

 

 thank you for the help and prompt response! I tried the table and render tools plus the render tool but it also didn't work, it can't read text. It only gives me the text file name
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Perhaps, do you have anyway that alteryx can read the text file that will retain the format? because I try to convert it to .flat file but the formatting has changed because it has a non-standard format in text file.

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apathetichell
18 - Pollux

what you are looking to do is take a screen grab of a text file - that doesn't work in alteryx.  UiPath/RPA solutions would be able to do this for you.

kcollado
7 - Meteor

thank you for the inputs, @apathetichell! I will keep this in mind and hopefully I will have a workaround for the text file. Thanks a lot!

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