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Excel Identifier requirement warning

7 - 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,


12 - 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.

7 - 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.

6 - 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.



John Z, The Tax Geek