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Render tool - Output to same excel file / how to name different tabs?


I want to output several outputs to the same excel file. With the output tool, I'm able to name the various tabs using .xlsx|||Tabname syntax. How to I achieve the same effect using the render tool such that I can have a pretty excel output with nicely named tabs?

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Hi @RHehlmann


You can use the layout tool to group your records together so they will output on seperate tabs. See the attached example where I split the file into different segments:





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That worked, thanks. I'm now using two fields (one for the file name, i.e., one for each quarter and one for the tab name) and group by both. That should hopefully give me a file for each quarter with the nicely formatted tables in correctly named tabs.