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Excel Identifier requirement warning

Meteor

While exporting the results to access DB i got the attached warning message "Field names changed to fir Excel Identifier Requirements:1" Could any one please throw some more light on it? What could be done to fix this?

 

Thank you,

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Quasar
Quasar

Do you have any special characters in your field names like a '$' character- that has special meaning in Excel (ex for sheet and named range addressing) and so Alteryx may have to remove that in order to work properly with the Excel driver.

Meteor

I think it was the switch that i was using while running the ACCESS DB after the data was written. Changing that from compact to repair worked.

Meteoroid

Hi Everyone, 

I had this same issue today.   It turned out that for this particular output file I had selected the .xls format instead of the .xlsx format.    Changing that cleared the issue. 

 

Hope this helps the next person with this issue.

 

Thanks,

John Z, The Tax Geek

 

 

 

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