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Copy table from one excel online stored on SharePoint to another one

Dear sisters and brothers in arms,

I would like to ask whether there is an alternative way how to copy data from one excel table saved in a Sharepoint folder to another table than with using "Parse JSON" step for referencing the table values (see my working flow below). In the flow below I am trying to copy a simple 2-columns table to a empty table in the destination folder. Both tables have same headers. The issue I have is that the "add row into a table" operation takes quite long time. 

Could you please advise?




Please see my flow below:




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Hi @mesan123 


You don't need the parse json part.


You can use the values from the "List Rows" and then include then in your loop.


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Hi @manuelstgomes


Thank you for the comment. 

If I go directly to values from the "List Rows Present in a table" without JSON part I got a very limited option of dynamic content from this step (only "value" and "body"), so I am not able to reference the column values into the "Row" field of the "Add a row". Please see the snip:


Any suggestion, please?


Hello @mesan123 

As @manuelstgomes  said, you don't need the parse json part. Has your excel table columns? They should be displayed in the dynamic content, like in the following example: 


 Hope it helps!


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I believe @mesan123 needs a JSON object to 'add a row into a table' since the file name was dynamicly assigned, i.e. not from the selector. THus, flow editor cannot figure out the columns structure.


If my understanding is correct, and the challenge is to improve the performance, I would recommend this great article explaining how to use Graph API from Power Automate instead of Excel connector action blocks to speed the process


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Hi @fchopo , 


Thanks for your reply.

I think my issue is in the step "List Rows Present in a Table" as I am refering here to a dynamic excel file -> this reference does not give me an option to select a table from the drop-down with a note "Could not retrieve values" (snip #1), so what I did I simply typed the name of the table as hard paste to the "Table" field.  


That is I believe the reason why I cannot use the referencing to columns same as you in the snip with "Date", "Type", "Expense". I simply cannot see the column references in the dynamic content menu of "List rows" and cannot use them in the "Add a Row" step (snip #2). 


snip: #1



snip: #2





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