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Helper I
Helper I

How to extract data from an excel file that has no tables?

Hello!

 

We get a daily report that has an Excel file we get data from. The problem is the data is not in a table, just in a worksheet.

 

We want to take this:

Screenshot 2020-10-15 211930.png

 

And add it to our tabled Excel file that looks like this:

Screenshot 2020-10-15 212419.png

 

If both files had tables I don't think this would be too difficult to copy the data from Excel to another automatically. 

 

Any help on how to accomplish would be helpful.

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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Hi @dlprentice 

 

The only way to get excel data in Power Automate is if the data is formatted as a table. You can check out this post where I have explained how to use Win Automation and PowerShell to format data as a table in Excel sheets and use it in Power Automate: https://www.bythedevs.com/post/format-excel-data-as-a-table-in-power-automate-using-win-automation

 

Alternatively, if the data is in CSV format, you can directly get that from the content of the file but then there is no native action to parse CSV so you will have to use a premium third party service for that. 

 

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!

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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Hi @dlprentice 

 

The only way to get excel data in Power Automate is if the data is formatted as a table. You can check out this post where I have explained how to use Win Automation and PowerShell to format data as a table in Excel sheets and use it in Power Automate: https://www.bythedevs.com/post/format-excel-data-as-a-table-in-power-automate-using-win-automation

 

Alternatively, if the data is in CSV format, you can directly get that from the content of the file but then there is no native action to parse CSV so you will have to use a premium third party service for that. 

 

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!

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