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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



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



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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:



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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