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Excel Report Color Error

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I ran into an issue and can't find a solution online (makes me really wonder)...


It's regarding Excel Reports and field formating (background colors).


I like to use columns styling rules for field values to make the report more readeable: 

  • Working as intended in Designer
  • Working as intended in Excel (unaltered, orginal out of Alteryx):








  • When I try to copy-paste, or merge the generated worksheet into a new Excel file, it turns into this:

















  • Is this an Excel issue?
  • Any workarounds?

Also, sometimes the Report Tool like to change the order of my columns. The export is different from the browse preview in Alteryx. Why is that?




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  • What Alteryx Version are you using?
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Sophia Fraticelli
Premium Support Advisor
Alteryx, Inc.
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I'm having the same issue. I'm using version 2018.3.5.52487.


I am trying to get an "alternating" row color of light gray. When my workflow exports to Excel and I hover over a light gray cell, Excel does not know what color the background is and when I move the output to another file, the backgrounds changes to black.