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Is there any way to get the column headers from Excel file & exact match it with predefined array?

I have a predefined array of column names (these are the columns in SharePoint list) like:

["Z-Index2", "Material", "EAN"]

And excel file in below format:



I want to fetch the column headers from excel file and exact match it with the predefined array (given above). I want to add excel rows in SharePoint list only if all column headers are matching.


I tried solution given at Excel - check if columns are present, but it does not exact match the column names.


Hello @ganeshsanap , 


There is no way to get the excel column names with the action available in the connector. We did a couple of tests with Get rows and Get Table action and by checking the body output with a compose action, we verified that is only possible to get the records associated with the columns. 


Even if the option you shared worked, it will consume a lot of resources and it is not a good option in terms of performance, you will easily reach the throttling limits.  


Best regards,

Ana Almeida | Power Platform Support Engineer


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I had also faced with same limitation. Actually, existing excel actions are quite limited.

The only way to get headers with using Typescript.(Office Script)

You can basically get the first row in spreadsheet and compare the values whether they match it or not.


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Can you please explain in detail, how you are getting column headers using Typescript.(Office Script)?


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Hi @ganeshsanap ,
Go to automate tab -> Create new script 

Here is a sample code ;
function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook, rangeAddress: string): string {
let sh = workbook.getFirstWorksheet();
let rg = sh.getRange(rangeAddress)
return JSON.stringify(rg.getValues());

Then save the script. Now you can create your flow and use 'Script Action' to call the script

As an example, 
Enter your range to capture the Header; in my case A1:F1

Then add compose action and pick 'Result' from dynamic content





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