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Stevepttn
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Cannot add row to excel table when its filtered.

I am unable to add a new row into a table when the table has been filtered with a slicer. 

 

 

Is there any way around this?

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Hi @Stevepttn,

 

I have tested that add a row into a table and the Excel table has filtered slicers, but not found the same issue:Annotation 2020-05-25 131311.jpg

 

Annotation 2020-05-25 131322.jpg

 

Whare is the Excel file store in? Maybe you could store it in a SharePoint library and try it again.

 

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Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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fchopo
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Hello @Stevepttn 

Could you share a screenshot of your flow or share the error message?

Regards,

 

Ferran

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This is the error message I am getting when my table is filtered.  But the flow works when the table is not filtered. 

 

  "status"409,

  "message""This won't work because it would move cells in a table on your worksheet.\r\nclientRequestId: b51a3a6f-f3bf-4039-8f30-f79eb2e20bed\r\nserviceRequestId: 8450aae2-1b30-433e-bc72-98af9b0555de;4a1a4fb5-9abc-48d9-a827-b1054c5853bb",
  "error": {
    "message""This won't work because it would move cells in a table on your worksheet."
 

Flow.jpg

Hello @Stevepttn 

Have a look at this thread with the same problem as yours: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Error-409-This-won-t-work-because-it-would-move-c...

 

It is because of the table arrangement (do you have any other tables in the same sheet?):

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/excel/getting-this-message-quot-this-won-t-work-because-it-wo...

 

Hope it helps!

Ferran

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Hello,

 

There is only one table on the sheet. I have slicers above the table and the flow will work if the table is not filtered with the slicers. But as soon as I add a filter with the slicer the flow fails and gives me this error.

 

Is there any way to un-filter my table during the flow?

 

Hi @Stevepttn,

 

I have tested that add a row into a table and the Excel table has filtered slicers, but not found the same issue:Annotation 2020-05-25 131311.jpg

 

Annotation 2020-05-25 131322.jpg

 

Whare is the Excel file store in? Maybe you could store it in a SharePoint library and try it again.

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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Hello,

The excel file is stored in a SharePoint library. The flow works when the table is not filtered and doesn't when it is filtered. I have not yet found a solution. Could it be the flow? 

Hi @Stevepttn,

 

I don't think it is caused by Flow, cause on my side it not happened the same issue, maybe you could create a simple example to test it again.

 

Best Regards,
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mensahupmc
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You could add an Excel Script step to first un-filter your table

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