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Sabel
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Error: Cell contains a formula and not a value

Hi!

 

I am new to Flow but are exited for the possibility’s. My first use is to log my workhours from the flow app by buttons into excel. I have 2 buttons that work, "log timestamp" and "log absence".

But I would like to add two more who I can’t get to work.

 

The first is to display my current overtime which it calculated in Excel, Flow complains that the cell contains a formula and not a value. Tried to get around it but no success.

 

The second is to remove the latest entered row. If I maybe logged a timestamp but work some extra hours and want to redo the timestamp. I have a formula in the excel sheet which contains the correct PowerID but same problem as before. The cell contains a formula and not a value.

 

Can anyone think of workarounds for this?

 

Many thanks!!

 

Timestamp table___

Date            Timestamp                                    PowerAppsId

2018-05-15 2018-05-15T05:54:56.7826697Z Ut9EQWWBDns
2018-05-15 2018-05-15T15:57:56.7826697Z GOzGYQRNevs
2018-05-16 2018-05-16T05:09:51.4758652Z SdFC9io2VLM

 

 

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v-yuazh-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @ Sabel,

 

Could you please share a screenshot of the configuration of your flow?

Could you please explain more details about your requirement?

 

Please share more details so we could provide a proper workaround for you.

 

 

Regards,
Alice Zhang

So the Flow "Infoga rad" insert row works fine. It inserts todays date and a timestamp. Then the excel workbook, se dropbox link, calculates my current overtime when I check out for the day.

 

But if I want to see the current overtime I must open the workbook. Not a big task but it would be nice to ha a Flowbutton for it. Press it and get a notifikation, something like ”Current overtime 05:32”. And the time it would get from a specific cell in the excel workbook.

 

The next problem.

If I do a wrong timestamp, maybe use the wrong Flowbutton, I would like to be able to delete the latest row with the touch of a Flowbutton. I have a cell in the workbook with the PowerappID for the latest row. So something like, “delete the row with the PowerappID you find here”

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yfj4aisjzbfcpru/tidrapport%20-%20kopia.xlsx?dl=0

 

 Get RowGet RowDelete rowDelete rowInsert rowInsert row

digimagnus
Frequent Visitor

Did you solve the overtime notification issue?

 

(Jag vill göra samma sak!)

No, Flow still wont "read" a forumula in excell. 😕

(Jag använder Office 360 excel app ist för att läsa det direkt i filen)

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