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There are times that you want to read in Microsoft Excel files that have been password protected without going through too many extra hoops. Out-of-the-box the INPUTTool will not do this - 2019.2 included. But you are in luck there are numerous R & Python packages that can handle this request. Here is one example leveraging the R Tool.
Workflow to read in a password protected Excel file.
Attached below is the workflow, but if you just want the R code then here you go. (notice that library that needs to be installed)
You should remove # in front of install.packages. That will install the package. Once you install it, you can either remove that line or put # back, so you don't install it again each time you run the code.
Thanks, Hwas, but now I'm receiving the below errors. Any thoughts?
R (9) R version 3.5.3 (2019-03-11) - x86_64 R (9) Loading required package: sysfonts R (9) Loading required package: showtextdb R (9) rgeos version: 0.4-2, (SVN revision 581) R (9) GEOS runtime version: 3.6.1-CAPI-1.10.1 R (9) Linking to sp version: 1.3-1 R (9) Polygon checking: TRUE R (9) Attaching package: 'AlteryxPredictive' R (9) The following object is masked from 'package:AlteryxRDataX': R (9) XMSG R (9) Installing package into 'C:/Users/talbjam/AppData/Local/Alteryx/R-3.5.3/library' R (9) (as 'lib' is unspecified) R (9) Error in contrib.url(repos, "source") : R (9) trying to use CRAN without setting a mirror R (9) Calls: install.packages -> contrib.url R (9) Execution halted R (9) The R.exe exit code (1) indicated an error.