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ms17vfb
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Launch Flow with Excel Button without Flow for Excel Add-In

Hello all,

 

I'm new to Flow.

I've created a flow which updates planner tasks from an Excel sheet.

I would like to start this flow with a button in Excel.

 

I've searched for similar topics, but all require "Flow for Excel-Add-In" which can not be used at our company.

 

1)Is there any possibility to do that? I've seen the button for mobile devices. Anything similar to that?

 

 

If not, I have two other ideas:

2) Is there a way to create a simple link, which starts the flow when someone clicks it?

3) Excel file is saved on SharePoint: …. sharepoint.com/sites/Test900/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx

 

I found the trigger "When a file is created or modified in a Folder". When I Change Excel file, the flow is not triggered. I tried different Folders.

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If none of this works, I will trigger it every Minute, but I dont know if this is really a good solution.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Best regards

Mario

 

 

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v-litu-msft
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Hi @ms17vfb,

 

1) There is button for mobile devices, but it couldn't embedded into Excel file.

2) Link is not support, Flow only support generate a post URL, when a HTTP request received, trigger the Flow, to call the URL we should use action HTTP request.

3)  "When a file is created or modified in a Folder" is support when an Excel file is updated, you could set the Flow monitor a subfolder and try it again:

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Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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v-litu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @ms17vfb,

 

1) There is button for mobile devices, but it couldn't embedded into Excel file.

2) Link is not support, Flow only support generate a post URL, when a HTTP request received, trigger the Flow, to call the URL we should use action HTTP request.

3)  "When a file is created or modified in a Folder" is support when an Excel file is updated, you could set the Flow monitor a subfolder and try it again:

Annotation 2020-07-23 093148.jpg

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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lindaisy
Frequent Visitor

Hi

I would like to know do you have any solution finally?  Cause i am also facing the same situation as you were, the Add in are not allowed in my company and I need to launch a Flow from Excel.

 

Thanks a lot for your any help ! 

 

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