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Error: You must specify a sheet name

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Environment Details


  • Alteryx Designer
    • All versions
  • Output data tool


Cause


When writing out a new spreadsheet, the file name does not contain a sheet name.



Resolution


Update the filename to include a sheet name. For example, append the sheet name using three pipe characters (|||) as the delimiter; or try reselecting the file in the Write to File or Database drop down, and it can prompt a sheet name option (in the second image below). For more information, see the Output Data help page.






Comments
Magneto_
7 - Meteor

I already have a sheet specified why  do I keep getting this error

lepome
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

@Magneto_ 

If you include screenshots of what you have, maybe that would help.

Ylin0615
6 - Meteoroid

This just happened to me:

Ylin0615_0-1686090701130.png

Sheet name is specified but still got error.

 

mshinza
7 - Meteor

Hi @Magneto_  and @Ylin0615 

 
Please select these 2 options on you output configuration,

 
 

Output_configuration.png

 

 

 

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