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Excel "No table was found with the name" even when getting table by ID or Name

I've created the following structure for my automation: 

 

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This was the suggested way of ensuring I get the correct table(s) from the file.

Unfortunately, I am running into this error:

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Even if I modify the "Table" field to use Name, instead of IdI receive the same error.
 
Any suggestions?
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Hi Ferran,

 

Unfortunately that wasn't the solution either, but I did find a workaround to all these issues by using variables and exporting my array of results to a CSV. This worked perfectly for what I was trying to achieve.

 

Here is a screenshot of the full flow for anyone else that might be having a similar problem:

 

flow_sharepoint_to_csv_and_onedrive_solution.png

 

BR,

Stefan

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fchopo
Super User
Super User

Hi @stefan_kudev_kb 

Hi did a test on my side and its' working fine:

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Could you check that the values entered in the "Row" field are formatted accordingly?

Hope it helps!

Ferran

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Hi Ferran,

 

Sadly even with just a sample JSON input matching one of the column names, I get the same error:

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and I'm certain this is a valid column within the only table that exists in that file:

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Is there perhaps another way I could approach this?

 

My current flow is:

1) OneDrive copies an empty template file into a file called "Latest Risk Register Export.xlsx", overriding the previous one.

2) Excel runs "Get table" for the new file to get the Unique ID of the empty table.

3) SharePoint gets all rows from the identically named SharePoint list.

4) For each row in SharePoint, I run:

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4.1) Compose is used to typecast the data into a suitable format:

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4.2) Then excel runs "Add row into table" for each table found (there is only one)

6) OneDrive copies the "Latest Risk Register Export.xlsx" file, renaming it to "yyyy-mm-dd Risk Register.xlsx"

 

Is there perhaps a more elegant solution which could prevent the issue? 

Thanks in advance.

fchopo
Super User
Super User

Hi @stefan_kudev_kb 

I think that the problem is that every time you run the flow, a new Excel file is created (Latest Risk Register Export.xlsx) overriding the previous one. So probably, the action "get tables" is referencing a different file (although it has the same file name).

Could you check that? (display table IDs every time you run the flow)

Regards,

Ferran

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Proud to be a Flownaut!

Hi Ferran,

 

Unfortunately that wasn't the solution either, but I did find a workaround to all these issues by using variables and exporting my array of results to a CSV. This worked perfectly for what I was trying to achieve.

 

Here is a screenshot of the full flow for anyone else that might be having a similar problem:

 

flow_sharepoint_to_csv_and_onedrive_solution.png

 

BR,

Stefan

Hello,

 

I have the same issue and found a solution.

Basically you just have to choose "custom value" instead of a variable and type your table name (e.g. table1)

So whenever the file is being replaced it will just look for "table1" instead. 

Hope this works. 🙂

Betjk
New Member

Betjk_0-1715896431043.pngany idea how to fix this?

 

 

Lkb
Frequent Visitor

I'm wondering if anyone still facing the same issue. My flow used to work and suddenly it just couldn't find the table. Which is weird. When I looked into the error details, it is giving a different file name instead of Table2 which is being set in the Power Automate flow.

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bobby_GSL
Regular Visitor

I'm struggling with the same issue as others here. I have a power automate flow which appends an excel file when a new Form response is submitted. The flow updates the default excel file first, then takes 3 actions. The last action is to append a file for the responder (named by their display name) concatenated with '.xlsx'. This was working fine until this week when it started failing because it cannot find the table name within the excel file:

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Originally it was hard-coded to "Table1" but even when I grab the table name from the file and then use that same value as the variable, it fails.

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I cannot seem to figure out why this broke. No changes have been made on my end recently.

 

As silly as it sounds, I solved my problem when I realised there are "Save draft" and "Publish" buttons. I need to click save draft and then publish. I'm pretty sure just not too long ago we only need to click the "Save" button? Anyway, the UI change by Microsoft seems to be causing some issues here and there. 

bobby_GSL
Regular Visitor

Strange, I haven't seen the publish option, just save seems to do it for me. I figured out what was happening in my specific case. The last option to add a row to the excel file for the responder decided to use an alternate connection for a user who helped me build this out. After buildout his permissions from the files were removed (he's not an admin) and the step was failing because it was using his connection instead of mine. I changed it back and removed his connection entirely from the flow and my issue resolved.

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