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Wild Card Sheet Names

Would be amazing if we can use a wildcard to input data from multiple sheets within an Excel workbook. 


This would be particularly useful when dealing with older Excel spreadsheets such as .XLS and .binary spreadsheets such as .XLSB.



Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

There's already a way to do this but it does require two tool: Input and Dynamic Input.  It's not too complicated though.




12 - Quasar

Hey @josephschafer 


Thank you for sharing this with me.

It doesn't solve my issue while using legacy documents such as .XLS and .XLSB...

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Ah.  Yep.. I see what you mean.  

Alteryx Community Team
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6 - Meteoroid

Another vote for this idea.  

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8 - Asteroid

What I seek is a way to accept changing sheet names.

Say you download an Excel file each week with the same name, but the sheet name changes with that day's date, such as "Data 23-01-01"  then "Data 23-01-08" and so on.

If I could have the Input tool accept sheet names with a wild card, like "Data*" then I would be very happy,