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AnthonyJrJr
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Filter Query with two spaces in the Excel column name

Hi there,

 

I have read a lot of topics, but somehow solutions are not helping me at all.

This is my situation.

I have a column named "EDUCATION START DATE" in my Excel table

The idea is to use Filter Query while Listing rows present in a table, but I cannot find this column

I know about answers, change the column name, this is not possible unfortunately.

 

If I try this approach:

EDUCATION_x0020_START_x0020_DATE eq 'SOMETHING'

I get this response:

Invalid filter clause: cannot find the 'EDUCATION_x0020_START_x0020_DATE' column.

 

If I try this approach:

EDUCATION START DATE eq 'SOMETHING'

I get this response:

Syntax error at position 15 in 'EDUCATION START DATE eq 'SOMETHING'

 

I am aware of looping through the each record in the table, but I want to avoid that since filtering like this is way faster.

 

Is there any way I can use column name "EDUCATION START DATE" as a filter query?

 

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Thank you so much!

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VJR
Super User
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Hi @AnthonyJrJr 

 

Filtering columns with spaces have still not been implemented in PA.

You might want to upvote the implementation of the idea here.

 

Haven't tried it but until then if you are ok with this then you can check out the below alternative.

https://flowaltdelete.ca/2020/04/12/excel-filtering-columns-with-space/

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VJR
Super User
Super User

Hi @AnthonyJrJr 

 

Filtering columns with spaces have still not been implemented in PA.

You might want to upvote the implementation of the idea here.

 

Haven't tried it but until then if you are ok with this then you can check out the below alternative.

https://flowaltdelete.ca/2020/04/12/excel-filtering-columns-with-space/

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