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Import Excel file in Enterprise Guide 4.1

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Import Excel file in Enterprise Guide 4.1

Hi to all,
I try to import the file excel in Enterprise Guide.
In the same column I have a alphanumeric String(ABCF7453) or a number(3746). When I try to import this column i obtain only the alphanumeric(ABCF7453) string and I lost the number (3746);

Is possible to resolve this problem?

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Re: Import Excel file in Enterprise Guide 4.1


I'm surprised at that. I would expect SAS to bring in the entire column as text rather than change the numbers into NULLs.

A thought for resolution: Export from Excel into .CSV and read from there. It's a bit more tedious, but you have more control.

Better yet, but it may take longer, upgrade to EG 4.3. Chris's team has really done a lot of work to make the Excel imports work better in 4.3.

A long shot on the cause: Your numbers are not really numbers. In Excel, if you type a leading blank in front of a number, it then treats it like a character field. If there are enough leading blanks, then the "number" is wider than the SAS text string was guessed to be and all you got were the leading blanks.

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