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Flow comparing columns from two different excel files then sending an email with differences

Hello,

 

I am beating my head against the wall trying to even think on how this would work. I haven't made any attempts to this yet but I was wondering if you all have ran into this before.

 

I have an automated Ticket ledger that get flowed from a sharepoint list into Excel to allow our admins to verify and submit for billing. I have another Excel Document that our Dispatch uses as a "Dispatch Board" (Basically all loads/trucks for that shift in one place) They manually create this everyday. 

 

I need to figure out somehow to compare the Drivers Names, How many Loads, and truck numbers between the two Excel sheets, then have an email sent out with what the driver did not submit their tickets daily, using the Dispatch Board as to what was missed. I don't know if this can even be done so I figuered I would ask, before trying to attempt an already sunk ship. 

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Re: Flow comparing columns from two different excel files then sending an email with differences

The comparison would be accomplished by Adding a condition to a flow, and to do so for multiple values you would Use expressions in conditions to check multiple values. To find the differences you will need to utilize Functions.

Here is a Comparing Two Lists and Finding Differences post, which would be nearly identical, you just substitute the List item steps, for Excel row steps:CompareLists.png

NOTE: The Excel connectors have severe issues and limitations, including file lockouts of 6-12 minutes and API restrictions of 100 calls per minute. If you have issues, you may need to use interim or temporary SharePoint lists created by the Excel files. If these files are updated throughout the day, you should not use them with Flow. Create a copy to use for the Flow, or generate a SharePoint list instead.

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!

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Re: Flow comparing columns from two different excel files then sending an email with differences

The comparison would be accomplished by Adding a condition to a flow, and to do so for multiple values you would Use expressions in conditions to check multiple values. To find the differences you will need to utilize Functions.

Here is a Comparing Two Lists and Finding Differences post, which would be nearly identical, you just substitute the List item steps, for Excel row steps:CompareLists.png

NOTE: The Excel connectors have severe issues and limitations, including file lockouts of 6-12 minutes and API restrictions of 100 calls per minute. If you have issues, you may need to use interim or temporary SharePoint lists created by the Excel files. If these files are updated throughout the day, you should not use them with Flow. Create a copy to use for the Flow, or generate a SharePoint list instead.

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!

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