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WarrenBelz
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! BUG - New Lists from Excel

All,

I have fielded a couple of posts asking why field names are field_1, field_2 etc when SharePoint shows the desired field names. It turns out these were imported from Excel recently. I did a test myself and this seems to be the case, which would drive the user crazy in Power Apps having the remember the field name to refer to it in formulas. 

I would be happy for someone to tell me I am wrong here, but if not, this needs to be fixed  . . . and quickly.

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Yes I am getting this error also. Do we have to recreate the SharePoint list manuall

 to overcome

AJ_Z
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I have also had the same issue in the past we just recreate the sharepoint list manually should we raise a topic / idea for this? I thought it was just me by the way so thanks @WarrenBelz  for sharing this



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I experience this issue as well

Thanks @WarrenBelz I too have experienced this! Previously my .xlsx tables were being imported to SP list with static names like "field_ColumnName" but suddenly it's "field_#".

The solution I found is to export directly from Excel:
This solved my problem, found from this comment.

@HEATFreight ,

It is not a solution when you cannot create SharePoint Integrated forms from an exported list (as I mentioned in your post). I would have provided that process in this post if it was a viable workaround.

Well it works in my use case. Hopefully I'm not limiting myself in ways I'll regret later...

Do you have any examples of how the SharePoint Integrated forms are used?

Hey, what if you export from Excel first and then create list from that existing list, would that give you the options you're looking for? (Edit: Nope, it does exactly the same thing)

@HEATFreight ,

Most users would find this an unacceptable outcome as it severely limits the future usage of the SharePoint list. Here is a good blog and video from Shane Young on the process of Integrated Forms.

Thanks @WarrenBelz !

beebul
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I have found if you import the table this way it will preserve the field names:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/office/export-an-excel-table-to-sharepoint-974544f9-94bc-4aa8-91...

As mentioned above so why can't they fix it on the SharePoint end?

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