hi I have a template that I created as append data
the type is character the width of the character set can be 3 to a max of 6 characters long.
when I export the file to xls it adds  brackets to the end of the 3 character set fields
I have the display and template width set to 6 is this correct as I do not want those brackets in the export?
If you create a new Calculated field in the Table, using the expression strip(OriginalField;""), does this affect the export?
I suspect it might be not  but something like □ - perhaps it is an end of line character which isn't being ignored.
You might find that toggling the Ignore Print Control Characters setting in Options helps fix it.