Excel fails to create XML file

Federico Coppola 1,111 Reputation points

Hi all,
I have an excel file and I would create XML file.
I have a trouble with a date column.

If I add this colum with date (just date dd-mm-yyyy), Excel fails export to XML.

I have found this way as workaround:

  1. export in CSV format
  2. convert from CVS format to XML using an external tool

I would avoid this workaround if possible.

How can I solve it?


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  1. Erin Ding-MSFT 4,361 Reputation points

    @Tim Cheng

    Could you please tell me the version of your Excel?
    File>Account>About Excel

    Could you successfully export to XML without adding the date column?

    How did you export to XML?
    Did you follow the steps in “Export XML data”?

    Do you have a XML Map?
    Please refer to “Export Excel to XML Tutorial”, it may be helpful for you.
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    Besides, is there any error message when failing to export to XML?
    If there is, please give the screenshot.

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