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Date Data Type in Table Tool

laurennewton
6 - Meteoroid

Hello all,

 

I am currently working on a large workflow where the end user needs the date column highlighted and sorted. I was able to do this in the table tool already and then use the table tool and the email tool to send the end user the output data in excel format. Only problem is they'd like to do some additional manipulation in excel but the date column is now a number data type when output by the table tool.

 

Is there any way to specify data types in table tool?

AngelosPachis
15 - Aurora

Hi @laurennewton ,

 

This is a known defect apparently and has been reported back in 2019. Worth contacting Alteryx support for this and see if there are any updates.

 

Here's the thread for our reference

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Output-data-using-Table-and-Render-cha...

 

Cheers,

 

Angelos

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