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Field name bug (.xlsb data source)

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Hi,

 

I have found what I believe to be a bug in the way that Alteryx recognizes field names from an Excel binary file. In the attached file I have added 2 data sources. As you can see they are identical, with the only exception that one Excel file is saved as .xlsx and the other as .xlsb.

 

For some reason Alteryx renames the field header coming from the .xlsb file, converting the period (.) to a hash (#), so that instead of "Acct. Manager" the field name becomes "Acct# Manager"...

 

To be fixed in the next release?

 

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Alteryx Certified Partner

I'd consider raising this more formally with support@alteryx.com. You'll also then get looped in with confirming that it's a bug and then when the version with the fix is released.

 

Ben

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Hi @Alt_JP,

 

Working on .xlsb files in Alteryx requires the Microsoft driver for Access 2010 to be installed.

However, it comes with restrictions : characters such as period (.), an exclamation point (!), an accent grave (`), and brackets ([ ]) can't be used for naming fields.

 

More details are available under this link : Guidelines for naming fields, controls, and objects

John

John Gonggrijp Dowe
Customer Support Engineer
Alteryx
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