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7 - Meteor

Hello Alteryx community,

I hope that you're all safe and well.

 

I have been using a batch macro to get all .xlsx files from a directory, however, I realized that there are .xls that I have been missing, which lead me to find out that for .xls files you cannot get sheet names, thus, making my batch macro not work anymore.

 

My question would be if  there is a way to do a separate macro that can get all the data in .xls files without needing the sheet names? or maybe only get the first sheet for each .xls file?

 

Thanks a bunch!

16 - Nebula

Have a look at this post - it has a specific way to read sheet names from xls files:  https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Engine-Works-Blog/The-Ultimate-Alteryx-Holiday-gift-of-2015-Read-AL...

 

There is also this method, but requires an R-package. https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Knowledge-Base/How-To-Read-XLS-files-with-several-...

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