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Option to not sort Excel Sheet names

Currently, when choosing the "<List Of Sheet Names>" options for excel files, Alteryx always does an implicit sort of the sheets when outputting the list.  For some of my excel files I need to read, the order of the sheets in the excel is important.  But Alteryx will always perform a sort, without me being able to know what the original order was.  And yes, one of those fun situations where I don't control the excel sheet.

 

It would be nice when selecting this option to either preserve the order of the sheets or somehow include an additional column that numbers the order the sheet was in.

2 Comments
Alteryx
Alteryx
Status changed to: Coming Soon

Thank you for this suggestion. This feature will be included in an upcoming release.

Alteryx
Alteryx
Status changed to: Implemented

Thank you for this suggestion! In the 2019.4 release (https://downloads.alteryx.com) sheet names in "<List Of Sheet Names>" are now output in the order they appear in the Excel spreadsheet.