Reads a Microsoft Excel .xlsx file.
Each different cell inside a .xlsx file can have a different Data-Type (i.e. it can be String, Double, Date, etc.). Furthermore, there is no way to a-priori “guess” the most common type used inside a specific column inside an Excel sheet. For these reasons, all the cells inside an Excel file are imported inside Anatella as simple “Strings”. You need to “manually” use the ChangeDataType Action to set a specific type for a column.
Excel uses two different ways to store the dates inside the .xlsx files: Dates can either be stored as Strings or integer numbers. The dates that are saved inside a .xlsx file as integer numbers are imported inside Anatella as numbers. To convert these dates to “normal” Anatella dates, you can use the “to String from Elapsed Time” option of the ChangeDataType Action. Use these parameters:
•Reference Time: 18991230 00:00:00
•Elapsed Time Unit: day.
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