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Duplicate Column Names Error When Importing Modeled Sheet Data

QUESTION

I am receiving an error that states "An error occurred on the Previous request: Duplicate Column Name for field(s): 5, 5, 5" when importing a file to a Modeled Sheet. These are not the names of the columns on my sheet. Why am I receiving this error?

ANSWER

When importing to Modeled Sheets, the import template places the column names on the fourth row (see attached file for example). Sometimes users receive this error when the first three rows have been deleted. Adaptive Planning will recognize whichever values are entered on the fourth row in each column as being the column names in the sheet. Use a fresh import template, or add three rows above the current first row to avoid the error.

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