Issue with Dump: Inconsistent Column Count

Hello UiPath community,

I hope you are all doing well. I am facing an issue with a dump that we received recently. The problem is that the column count seems to have changed unexpectedly.

To provide some context, we receive dumps regularly from a data source, and our automation process relies on the data structure to remain consistent. However, in this particular dump, we noticed that the column count has been altered, causing our automation to fail.

I would like to seek your assistance in addressing this issue. Here are some specific questions I have:

Has anyone encountered a similar problem with a dump where the column count changed unexpectedly? If so, how did you handle it?

What could be the possible reasons for such a change in the dump’s column count? Are there any external factors that could have caused this inconsistency?

Are there any best practices or techniques that can be implemented to handle variations in column count in a more robust manner?

Is there a way to programmatically identify the changes in column count and adjust the automation process accordingly?

Are there any specific activities or features within UiPath that can help in dynamically handling varying column counts?

Main File



Output should be
|1|2| - |3|

Note:- Note columb 3 is empty as there is not data in dump file
Also Remember columb count changes whenever i get dump but max count will be fix as main file

I would greatly appreciate any insights, suggestions, or experiences you can share regarding this issue. Thank you in advance for your valuable assistance!


For this …maintain a template of the required columns and the structure…whenever you get the input file…validate the columns with the template and add or remove the columns…and rearrange as you need

I guess its the same question asked in a different fashion