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wws
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Error Creating Flow Outlook To Excel

Hi all,

 

I am new to Microsoft Flow,

I am trying to create a Flow to log all sent email to an Excel file on my laptop

I believe I walked through the steps correctly where my file is C:\Data\Email.xlsx and I have a 1x1 Table named tblData.

 

Is it possible with a local file?

Or do I have to use a SharePoint List?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Error Creating Flow Outlook To Excel

Hi @wws , 

 

You cannot do operations with flow on a static Excel file stored on your physical machine. You will have to use Excel Online, Excel on onedrive, sharepoint or dropbox for that. pps.png

Image and URL are the columns in my table "Table1" in the excel sheet "Book1" stored in the onedrive document library. 

 

Hope this helps!

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wws
Level: Power Up

Re: Error Creating Flow Outlook To Excel

Thanks yashag2255,

 

I added a List to my SharePoint. Do I aneed to add any Columns to the List? Or will the Flow take care of it?

 

Thanks,

-w

Super User
Super User

Re: Error Creating Flow Outlook To Excel

Hi @wws , 

 

On the sharepoint list, you will have to create the columns for the data that you are trying to log. 

 

For example, if you are trying to store the from email address, subject and body then you will have to create three columns one for each. 

 

Hope this Helps!

Thanks

wws
Level: Power Up

Re: Error Creating Flow Outlook To Excel

Thanks yashag2255,

 

I ended up creating a workbook in OneDrive with a Table named Table1

Do I also need to add as many columns to this Table as # of columns I want to log?

Do the header names need to be anything specific?

 

Thanks,

-w

Super User
Super User

Re: Error Creating Flow Outlook To Excel

Hi @wws , 

 

Using one drive is a pretty good option.

Note: In the excel on notebook, select the cells and click on format as table. If there is no other table on the excel, this will be named as Table1 by default. While formatting as table, it will ask if it has headers, so click Yes. And what all information you want to log (e.g., From, Subject and Body) should have a header. So for this, you select three columns and format as table and change the column names. 

 

In flow, create the action as insert a row in table and it will ask you to selct the excel file and table etc. choose those and then youcan see the columns you created. reference the relevant data to th columns and it should work then. 

 

Hope this helps!

 

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Error Creating Flow Outlook To Excel

Hi @wws ,

 

The method provided by @yashag2255 can basically cover your needs, please take a try.

It's also worth noting that Excel Online connector only supports operations on files stored in SharePoint/OneDrive for Business/ OneDrive for Personal currently, not include Dropbox.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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