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Excel filter query, column name has special characters

Hi all,

 

I want to list rows present in an excel file and apply a filter query to it. However, the column name in the filter has special characters. This I can't change.

 

Its currently Q1. Date:

 

and my filter query is Q1. Date: eq CourseDate (CourseDate being a user input)

 

I understand I need to replace these special characters with unicode to allow it to work as expected. Can someone help please?

 

Is it something like Q1_x002E__x0020_Date_x003A_ eq CourseDate

 

Thanks

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mahoneypat
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You could try Q1%2E%20Date%3A

 

Pat





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DamoBird365
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@Anonymous ,

 

You can check via the list in sharepoint via the cog settings -> list settings and clicking on the column in question.  You can then see the full name in the URL like so:

 

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In my case it was Q1_x002e_Date_x003a_ but you should just go and have a look on your own list.

 

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