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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 15, 2024

Improvement of command 'Create from Data Table'

Currently, command Create from Data Table does not save Datatable columns with their format ( number as number, date as date ) but as the excel where it is saved is formatted. A switch option to keep format of Data table would be very beneficial. We have tons of usage of this command to save to new created excel files ( so no predefined formatting )  so we have all columns from datatable saved as text ( even numbers, dates etc ) and to update the formatting we have to use additional commands So unnecesary work only because of one missing option in the Create from Data Table command.  In addition an switch option Bold Header, autofit columns  would be also beneficial, as the excel output would be more user friendly to analyse. Thank you

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Madhur Vashisht
    May 23, 2024

    Version 23.0.15 has a bug that is saving all data in excel as a text.

    This problem has been fixed in version 23.0.16 and now the data type will be respected both in the excelGetTable command (which creates a DataTable from a range in an Excel spreadsheet) and in the excelReport command (which fills a range in an Excel spreadsheet with data from a DataTable).

    About the idea to formatting excel (“In addition an option switch Bold Header, autofit columns”) is not the core of RPA, and the user can use an already formatted excel to “export” the data.

  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2024

    great idea! would be helpful

  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2024

    This is a very good idea! Would love to see it implemented, will save a lot of additional steps with macro.