Why are my values in an excel file being view as text?


Why are my values in an excel file being view as text?


  • Godzilla
    Godzilla Contributor

    I'm assuming you are loading the excel file directly into domo as an excel datasource. if you do this, you don't have control over the data types and lot of times it does guess the data types wrong.  unfortunately, you have no control over it. 

    my recommendation would be to download Domo Workbench and use that to upload your data. It gives you full control over the data types for each column and lot more. here's an overview of workbench.



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  • kshah008
    kshah008 Contributor

    @Francisco, did Godzilla's reply help answer your question?

  • quinnj
    quinnj Domo Employee

    @Francisco, also note that if it's just a column or two that are being read as text, often you can do a simple beast mode to convert it to a number. Such as:


    `column_being_read_as_text` + 0


    This implicitly converts the `column_being_read_as_text` column to a number to add 0, the result also being a number.