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PhFranca
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Helper II

Is it possible to launch a spreadsheet using Power Automate flow?

Hey guys!

I'm creating a flow, which will have two conditions. If the user accepts the data sent, they will send it to other people. Otherwise, you must open a spreadsheet.
The first condition I managed to create.
As for the second condition, I couldn't create the flow step to open the spreadsheet.
Is there any way to perform this task, providing a link to the spreadsheet or indicating the path? I found some cases with power automate desktop, but this way I can't do it.
Thanks in advance!

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SudeepGhatakNZ
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

@PhFranca ,

Power Automate cloud flow operates as a cloud-based automation service, running in the background, and it doesn't execute directly on your local system. Consequently, you cannot use Power Automate to directly launch or open a spreadsheet on your local machine. 

 

If you share more details about your specific use case or objective, I'd be happy to recommend alternative solutions or tools, such as Power Apps, Power Automate Desktop or other approaches, that can better address your needs for working with spreadsheets or achieving your automation goals.

 

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Sudeep Ghatak
Microsoft MVP, Business Applications
www.sudeepghatak.com

Hello, @SudeepGhatakNZ!

As you said, in some research I also understood that it is not possible to open a spreadsheet through the flow, or through a step/trigger in the flow. Is there a script that can do this?
What I need at the moment is: when rejecting a certain set of data, a spreadsheet indicated by me is automatically opened. I don't use Power Automate Desktop.

Hi @SudeepGhatakNZ 
Any other ideas?

Thanks!

PhFranca

SudeepGhatakNZ
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

@PhFranca ,

I would recommend approaching this by sending a notification to the user in the event of data rejection. This notification should include a hyperlink leading to the Excel spreadsheet for their convenience.

 

 

If my suggestion helped you, please give it a Thumbs up and Mark it as a Solution so that it can benefit others in the community.
Sudeep Ghatak
Microsoft MVP, Business Applications
www.sudeepghatak.com

@SudeepGhatakNZ 
So, the idea would be to add another step to send a second email with the link in the body of this one?
Or, how would the notification be sent? By Microsoft Teams?

Thanks!
PhFranca

SudeepGhatakNZ
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

You can send a Teams message with a link here.

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Or you could just send an HTML formatted email with the link included.

If my suggestion helped you, please give it a Thumbs up and Mark it as a Solution so that it can benefit others in the community.
Sudeep Ghatak
Microsoft MVP, Business Applications
www.sudeepghatak.com

@SudeepGhatakNZ,
I have three people who can approve or disapprove the report. Is it possible to capture the email of those who responded/rejected? And dynamically add it to the recipient field and send the message via Microsoft Teams just to this person?
Pls, help!

 

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Thank you very much for your attention and time!
PhFranca

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