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DE34435: R tool is not able to read in Chinese characters in the field names


Environment Details

R tool is not able to read in Chinese characters in the field names. The field name after the R tool becomes "X.."

  • Alteryx Designer
    • Version(s): 2021


DE34435/TDALI-4173  has been logged to address this issue.




As a workaround, import the first row of the data in Excel as data by doing the following:


Data with Chinese characters are read in correctly. The first row may be skipped for data manipulation in the R tool. When writing out from the R tool to an Excel, please select the "Skip Field Names" option in the Output Data tool:


In this way, the first row containing the column names will still be correct.





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