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1815924 - Data Services read alphanumeric values from Excel sheet as Null

Symptom

  • The input Excel sheet has one or more columns with 'general' format.
  • The column contains a few rows with simple numerical values in those columns followed by a few empty rows (read as Null by Data Services) and then an alphanumeric value.
  •  When Data Services reads from the column it also reads the alphanumeric value followed by Nulls as a 'Null' instead of reading the actual value. 
  • The Column Format in Excel is General and the column includes numbers and alphanumeric values

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Environment

SAP Data Services

Product

SAP Data Services 4.0 ; SAP Data Services 4.1 ; SAP Data Services 4.2 ; SAP Data Services XI 3.0 ; SAP Data Services XI 3.1 ; SAP Data Services XI 3.2

Keywords

KBA , EIM-DI , Data Integrator, Composer , EIM-DS-EXE , Data Services Job Execution , Problem

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