Tableau Prep Excel Output May Have Naming Problems With _ Or From Selecting A Previously Used Name In The Table Dropdown Options

Published: 21 May 2021
Last Modified Date: 24 May 2021


When exporting a Flow output to Excel, any _ in the output name are replaced with ! in Excel; if you select a previously used table name from the dropdown in the output the table name is replaced with 'name$' instead of the table name.


  • Tableau Prep Builder 2021.1.2
  • Excel


Manually modify the output names. 


This is a known issue that is being addressed by Tableau development team.

Additional Information

There are two excel prep issues that were wrapped into the same defect. The other issue 
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