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How to include speech marks (") in Excel output

6 - Meteoroid

I am trying to output a Hyperlink formula into one of the data columns of my Excel output.


Part of this hyperlink formula requires double quotation marks e.g.




How can I integrate the " in the cell without Alteryx formula tool interpreting it as a break in the constructed text.


My formula used is:


+[Entry No_]+
+[Client No_]+


which outputs correctly, but I miss the " before dynamics, after Edit.


Thanks in anticipation

17 - Castor

Hi @davidlhowes 


Basically the idea \ hack  on how to do this warp double quotes in single quotes in double quotes.


For this you need split strings into part which has double quotes and part which has part single quotes. Like

" part with single quotes "  and ' part with double quotes '


applied on your string would look like


Where yellow highlighted are the markers


Hope this helps 🙂

8 - Asteroid

Enclose the single quotes in double quotes and enclose the single quotes in double quotes so that they are not interpreted by Alteryx. 

In your case try this:
'=HYPERLINK("dynamicsnav://$filter='+"'Entry%20No.'%20IS%20'" + toString([Entry_No]) + "%20AND%20'Client%20No.'%20IS%20'" +tostring([Client_No]) + "&mode=Edit"+'","PF001")'

Attaching zipped workflow for reference. 

I hope this shall resolve your issue. 

6 - Meteoroid

Thanks for your help

17 - Castor

Happy to help 🙂 @davidlhowes 


Cheers and Happy Analyzing 😀


Feel free to reach out if you face any issues 🙂