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How to Handle the Pipe Symbol (|) on Input Files

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Hi,

 

I apologize for the simplicity of this question (new user), but would anyone know offhand how I could handle an input file (.csv) that uses pipe symbols to separate columns?

 

For example:

 

Portfolio|Security|Price|Quantity|Market Value

 

I'd like to be able to select each column separately but haven't much success using the 'Data Cleansing' option.  Unfortunately the file I'm working with is pretty massive and I'm unable to open in Excel.  I suppose I could probably do a find and replace in Notepad but am curious if there's a way I could do this directly in Alteryx without having to manipulate the input file beforehand.

 

Thank you for any help in advance, I appreciate it!


Regards,

Steve

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Have you tried using the input tool with a csv format and changing the delimiter from a comma to a pipe symbol?
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Ha- that did it... figured it'd be something simple like that- thanks!

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