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El_Sparks
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Error When Reading Excel on SharePoint

I have the Flow shown (partially) below working when I connect to OneDrive; basically when an Excel file is put into a folder update some Dynamics records. I would prefer to have the Flow run from SharePoint, but when I run the Flow I get an error that the path expression "drives(bunch of letters and numbers)/items/Shared+Documents/Test/Test.xlsx\" is not valid. Any suggestions?

 

Capture1.PNGEdit FlowCapture2.PNGFlow fails at "List rows" step

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Re: Error When Reading Excel on SharePoint

@El_Sparks:

 

I believe you need to use the File Name from Dynamic Properties rather then the File Identifier.  Give it a try.

 

If this addresses your issue, please mark you question as Solved.

 

Scott

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Re: Error When Reading Excel on SharePoint

@El_Sparks:

 

I believe you need to use the File Name from Dynamic Properties rather then the File Identifier.  Give it a try.

 

If this addresses your issue, please mark you question as Solved.

 

Scott

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El_Sparks
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Re: Error When Reading Excel on SharePoint

Now I get a different error (can't find Table1), but at least it finds the file. Progress!

hjaf
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Re: Error When Reading Excel on SharePoint


@ScottShearer wrote:

@El_Sparks:

 

I believe you need to use the File Name from Dynamic Properties rather then the File Identifier.  Give it a try.

 

If this addresses your issue, please mark you question as Solved.

 

Scott



Doesn't it kinda defeat the purpose of the use of that trigger, if you have to select the file at design time? 

 

Why is "Add dynamic content" even visible when this field of the connector does not allow it?

 

Is there any real solution to the case from the initial questions screenshot? I am not able to use the Excel (OneDrive) connector as this connector is not allowed in our DLP. I could have used it if i could copy a file to onedrive and use that connector instead as this connector is able to do it. 
Another thing I have attempted is to use the sharepoint update file action on a file and then read the file. But again, this is also not possible because the connector seems to lock the file initially as the flow runs. The update step fails regardless if the step is in before or you set a 10 minute delay before the excel step. 

panand99
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Re: Error When Reading Excel on SharePoint

Hi @ScottShearer 

 

I am facing the same issue. I there any luck?

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