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Create Separate Excel Files Based on Field Value

Hi everyone!


I'm just starting to get my feet wet with Microsoft Flow! It's exciting, but I need some advice! Can you seasoned Flow users offer a newbie some advice/point me in the right direction?

My goal is to read in an Excel file and split it into multiple Excel files based on the Location field. For my sample data below, I'd like to generate 3 files - one for Los Angeles, one for San Diego, and one for Santa Ana. 
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So far, I've been able to use Filter Array for one city at a time, but how can I change this to dynamically filter for each city name? 

Here's my flow so far: 

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Also, my Create File step generates a file, but I receive a "Couldn't Open the Workbook" message. How can I configure the Create File step to fix this issue? 

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Helper I
Helper I



Maybe you could first create a variable (array type) where will be all your locations. For this you could list all the rows and loop thru them and add the location in the array if the location doesn't already exists.


And then you could basically loop thru your data again but now filtering using your variable, like this: for each variable, loop thru the excel rows, if variable value= location of the current row do something.


Hope this helps you 🙂


Thank you so much! 

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