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Empty Excel document and Unhandled Exception after App completion


Environment Details

  • Alteryx Designer (App)
  • Third Party products
    • Excel


The cause of this issue can be traced to the Excel installation on the machine running the app. If you open the Alteryx GUI log located at C:\ProgramData\Alteryx\ErrorLogs (may be in a sub-folder), there will be a message

Type: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception
Message: An error occurred in sending the command to the application
Source: System

This message originates from and refers to Excel.


There are a number of possible resolutions. These are outlined in the Microsoft Support Documentation linked here .