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bolin-stratus
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Flow to Extract Certain Excel Filtered Rows to A New Excel File, Worksheet, & Table But Unable to Insert Rows Into Newly Created Table

I have an Excel file created for various users, each interested in certain data in the file. I created a Flow to look for a specific worksheet and table, get all the table rows, then insert into a new Excel file, worksheet, & table after vrious filtering. I got to the last step and there was an error. As you can see, these last steps is where I am creating a new table followed by inserting the filtered/select rows into the table created in the previous step.  have included a 2nd Flow image showing the steps prior to "Create a Table". Any recommendations are appreciated.

Flow ERROR - create table and add rows to new table.PNG 

 

 




Flow ERROR - create table and add rows to new table TOP.PNG

 

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Re: Flow to Extract Certain Excel Filtered Rows to A New Excel File, Worksheet, & Table But Unable to Insert Rows Into Newly Created Table

Hi @bolin-stratus 

 

Ok I understood your issue now.

 

This is a known issue for Excel online connector that dynamic contents are not supported in File and Table field.

 

There is a request on Flow ideas forum, please vote it.

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Dynamic-content-in-File-amp-Table-inputs-Excel-Busine...

 

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Super User
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Re: Flow to Extract Certain Excel Filtered Rows to A New Excel File, Worksheet, & Table But Unable to Insert Rows Into Newly Created Table

Hi @bolin-stratus 

 

Before the 'create table tblScans-ssp15' step add a flow step for create a worksheet. Set the File and Name of the worksheet as 'tblScans-ssp15'.


Next Create table step set the file name and tabe range as 'tblScans-ssp15!A::D' (A colon D), set the table name 'tblScans-ssp15' and column names respectively.

 

Please see my example below.

workst1.png

 

My test results:

wrokst2.png

 

Excel sheet 

workst2.png

 

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bolin-stratus
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Re: Flow to Extract Certain Excel Filtered Rows to A New Excel File, Worksheet, & Table But Unable to Insert Rows Into Newly Created Table

Thanks for your quick response. 

 

If you look at the 2nd image I posted, I create a new wksheet and a new table prior to the insert new rows step. I am using the same table name I used when I created the new table. Am I missing something? Pls advise.

Super User
Super User

Re: Flow to Extract Certain Excel Filtered Rows to A New Excel File, Worksheet, & Table But Unable to Insert Rows Into Newly Created Table

Hi @bolin-stratus 

 

Ok I understood your issue now.

 

This is a known issue for Excel online connector that dynamic contents are not supported in File and Table field.

 

There is a request on Flow ideas forum, please vote it.

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Dynamic-content-in-File-amp-Table-inputs-Excel-Busine...

 

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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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Flow to Extract Certain Excel Filtered Rows to A New Excel File, Worksheet, & Table But Unable to Insert Rows Into Newly Created Table

 

Hi @bolin-stratus ,

 

Currently, we can only select Excel file from File browse and select table from the drop-down list.

This means that these files and tables need to exist before the Flow is created. If the Excel table is on run time, we can't get it and fields in it.

Unfortunately, Flow does not support such features currently.

If you would like the feature to be supported by Microsoft flow, please consider voting for the similar ideas in the ideas forum below:

Spoiler

 

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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bolin-stratus
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Re: Flow to Extract Certain Excel Filtered Rows to A New Excel File, Worksheet, & Table But Unable to Insert Rows Into Newly Created Table

Thx for the info!

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