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Error processing excel files dynamically

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7 - Meteor

Hi All,

 

I'm trying to run the Dynamic Input tool to open the latest Excel and I keep getting this error:

 

Error: Dynamic Input (192): Error opening connect string: Microsoft Access Database Engine: External table is not in the expected format.\3274 = -328602519

 

The input file template is "Excel File Binary".

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Alteryx Certified Partner
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7 - Meteor

Hi so in this case I found that the latest file type had been changed to a CSV.

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Alteryx Certified Partner

In that case you have to change the template of the dynamic input to accept CSV instead of excels, otherwise it won't work.

 

I would recommend to first be sure the type of file you are gonna always get (since it changes if it is either a csv or an excel) and after configure your input for that type of file.

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Also, if you are never sure which type of file you are gonna get you could use something like this (for example):

 

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Perfect! Cheers :)

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