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boyombo12
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Office Script issue

Dear Community. 

Kindly assist a friend. I have a flow that needs to populate an excel sheet. I have visited the office script documentation page, watched @DamoBird365 video on youtube and wrote the script but the last line is underlining "ObjLineItemOut" whenever i mouse over, it shows this error that says  "office script cannot infer the data type of this variable. please declare a type for the variable." which i dont understand. Here is the code. The "Lineitemarray" that got passed as an argument is from my flow and the screenshoot is shown. Kindly assistLineitemarray.png

 

 

 

function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook,
  StaffName:string,
  Total:string,
  Currency:string,
  Lineitemarray:string="[{}]"
  )
  {
  // your code here
  let sheet = workbook.getFirstWorksheet();

  //update variable pay sheet
  sheet.getRange("C6").setValue(StaffName);
  sheet.getRange("N6").setValue(Currency + Total);

  let ObjLineItemOut = JSON.parse(Lineitemarray);

 

 

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DamoBird365
Employee
Employee

Hi @boyombo12 

 

I've spotted a few wee mistakes which should hopefully get you up and running - nearly there though - good effort 😉

 

First thing is the key-value milestone, defined as milestone in the interface but mileStone in array.  Note the capital S.  If you adjust the script, you've got both the interface and for loop to update.

 

Then the main error "Cannot read property 'month' of undefined".  This is caused by the for loop length.  The array key index starts from 0 and the length of your example is 2.  So it must be less than the length, not less than or equal as there will never be an index equal to length.  i=0 and 1 for length 2.

 

  for (let i = 0; i < lineItems.length; i++)

 

Finally, your columns are A to L (not M).  This causes an error after you resolve the above.

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


P.S. take a look at my new blog here and like & subscribe to my YouTube Channel thanks 😉

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Hi @boyombo12 ,

Thanks for the tip! The flow now runs with those corrections, but the Script still reads "InventoryArray undefined". The flow also won't populate the excel sheet for the inventory arrayvar. (It populates the facultyName just fine) .Any ideas on why the flow might not be populating the excel template ? The output of the Compose action that calls the select output seems correct (see the image below- had to censor sensitive info), but the script won't transfer it to the excel cells that I defined in the script. Thank you very much!

bordo_1-1624635351413.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi, 

You are almost there. I noticed some errors again. In your formattedrow, I could see currentObject.Serial, currentObject.WarrantyStatus, currentObject.WarrantyEnd but in compose Output I saw it as "Serial Number", "Warranty Status" and Warranty End. You have to replicate whatever in your compose in the interface. Note: Typescript and Javascript wont accept space in variable name. In you compose connector, change  Serial Number to SerialNumber, Warranty Status to WarrantyStatus and Warranty End to WarrantyEnd. Make sure it is declared like that in your interface too. Also effect the change on the formattedrow. It should work after that.

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DamoBird365
Employee
Employee

Hi @boyombo12 

 

I was lucky enough to have the Excel team look at my script and I didn't initially get that error you mention, albeit i did in later release of Office Scripts.  You need to define the types for the items in the array.  If you take a look here https://github.com/DamoBird365/PowerAutomate/tree/main/ExcelInvoiceDemo you will be able to look at the excelscriptsv1 vs v2. 

 

Below is v2

 

function main(
  workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook,
  invoiceNumber: string,
  date: string,
  paymentMethod: string,
  chequeNo: string,
  jobNo: string,
  vatRate: number,
  customer: Customer,
  sales: Sales[],
) {
  // Get the first worksheet 
  const sheet = workbook.getFirstWorksheet();


  //Update Header of Sales Receipt 
  sheet.getRange("G2").setValue(invoiceNumber);
  sheet.getRange("G3").setValue(date);
  sheet.getRange("B9").setValue(paymentMethod);
  sheet.getRange("D9").setValue(chequeNo);
  sheet.getRange("E9").setValue(jobNo);
  sheet.getRange("G27").setValue(vatRate);


  //Update Customer Details
  const formattedCustomer = [[customer.name], [customer.companyName], [customer.street], [customer.city], [customer.phone]];
  sheet.getRange("C2:C6").setValues(formattedCustomer);


  //Update Sales Lines 
  const salesOffset = 12; //starting row for items on invoice 
  for (let i = 0; i < sales.length; i++) {
    const currentSales = sales[i];
    const formattedSales = [[currentSales.quantity, currentSales.itemNumber, currentSales.description, currentSales.unitPrice, currentSales.discount]];
    const saleCell = `B${salesOffset + i}:F${salesOffset + i}`;
    sheet.getRange(saleCell).setValues(formattedSales);
  }
}


interface Customer {
  name: string,
  companyName: string,
  street: string,
  city: string,
  phone: string,
}


interface Sales {
  quantity: number,
  itemNumber: string,
  description: string,
  unitPrice: number,
  discount: number,
}

 

Note that at the end of the script there is a definition for the Array variable as an interface.  If you provide this as part of the script file, it should then hopefully work as planned and PowerAutomate will enforce the types that you specify.

 

The following video covers your scenario https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7GLQnvJJF0

 

You can jump to the key moment in the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7GLQnvJJF0&t=263

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


P.S. take a look at my new blog here and like & subscribe to my YouTube Channel thanks 😉

Thanks for the response. I still have a challenge. i tried to reference my Lineitemarray as (lineitemarray: Lineitemarray[ ]) just like you did for your Sales array but it got underlined again. what connector did you use for you salaes array?? I would appreciate if you could share the flow screenshot.  I used the select connector for mine. Thanks 

DamoBird365
Employee
Employee

Hi @boyombo12 

 

Try this - I am not a Typescript expert btw 😉 but the parse expression expects a string, you can pass the array direct to the office script.

 

function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook,
  StaffName: string,
  Total: string,
  Currency: string,
  Lineitemarray: Lineitemarray[]

) {
  // your code here
  let sheet = workbook.getFirstWorksheet();

  //update variable pay sheet
  sheet.getRange("C6").setValue(StaffName);
  sheet.getRange("N6").setValue(Currency + Total);

}

interface Lineitemarray {
  Month: string,
  InvNo: string,
  Client: string,
  Milestone: string,
  Role: string,
}

 

My flow looks like follows (and there is no reason you cannot use a Select):

 

DamoBird365_0-1623305132546.png

 

And after it runs, I get the following saved to Excel:

 

DamoBird365_1-1623305167800.png

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


P.S. take a look at my new blog here and like & subscribe to my YouTube Channel thanks 😉

 

Yours is working because your compose has a static data as the array. Mine is dynamic from get items value. here is the error message and my flow. I saw your message since but was doin a research myself to get it solved but all proved abortive.  

typescript.pngselect connector.png

@boyombo12 
Have you defined an interface for your array?

 

It doesn’t matter about my array being static, check my video and n excel invoicing. In this video I call the data dynamically and run the script 4 times in an apply to each.

 

I believe your error relates to no array definition.

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


P.S. take a look at my new blog here and like & subscribe to my YouTube Channel thanks 😉

I have gone through all your videos on this issue. i dont know what the problem is from my end. Here is my script and the flow. The script isnt showing any error but whenever i run my flow i get the error "We were unable to run the script. Please try again.
Runtime error: Line 19: Cannot read property 'month' of undefined"  I have been on this for days. Im getting tired. 

 

function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook,
  StaffName: string,
  Total: string,
  Currency: string,
  lineItems: LineItemarray[]

) {
  // your code here
  let sheet = workbook.getFirstWorksheet();

  //update variable pay sheet
  sheet.getRange("C6").setValue(StaffName);
  sheet.getRange("M6").setValue(Currency + Total);

  const lineOffset = 8; //starting row for items on invoice 

  for (let i = 0; i <= lineItems.length; i++) {
    const currentLineitem = lineItems[i];
    const formattedLineItem = [[currentLineitem.month, currentLineitem.invoiceNumber, currentLineitem.clientName, currentLineitem.milestone, currentLineitem.role, currentLineitem.inflowReceived, currentLineitem.invoicedAmount, currentLineitem.vat, currentLineitem.netInflow, currentLineitem.variablePay, currentLineitem.wht, currentLineitem.netCreditedToAcct]];
    const lineCell = `A${lineOffset + i}:M${lineOffset + i}`;
    sheet.getRange(lineCell).setValues(formattedLineItem);
  }

}
interface LineItemarray {
  month: string,
  invoiceNumber: string,
  clientName: string,
  milestone: string,
  role: string,
  inflowReceived: string,
  invoicedAmount: string,
  vat: string,
  netInflow: string,
  variablePay: string,
  wht: string,
  netCreditedToAcct: string
}

 

Lineitem.pngerror.png

@boyombo12 

 

What does the history output of your lineitemarray select look like? 

Damien

The Output body of the select returned 

 

[
{
"month": "April",
"invoiceNumber": "ED/INV/2/0024",
"clientName": "clear code",
"mileStone": "Second",
"role": "Account Role",
"inflowReceived": ".4,600,000",
"invoicedAmount": "4,000,000.00",
"vat": "300,000.00",
"netInflow": "3,700,000.00",
"variablePay": "97,680.00",
"wht": "4,884.00",
"netCreditedToAcct": "92,796.00"
},
{
"month": "April",
"invoiceNumber": "DJL/INV/2/0024",
"clientName": "Eno",
"mileStone": "Second",
"role": "Account Role",
"inflowReceived": ".5,000,000",
"invoicedAmount": "4,000,000.00",
"vat": "300,000.00",
"netInflow": "3,700,000.00",
"variablePay": "97,680.00",
"wht": "4,884.00",
"netCreditedToAcct": "92,796.00"
}
]

DamoBird365
Employee
Employee

Hi @boyombo12 

 

I've spotted a few wee mistakes which should hopefully get you up and running - nearly there though - good effort 😉

 

First thing is the key-value milestone, defined as milestone in the interface but mileStone in array.  Note the capital S.  If you adjust the script, you've got both the interface and for loop to update.

 

Then the main error "Cannot read property 'month' of undefined".  This is caused by the for loop length.  The array key index starts from 0 and the length of your example is 2.  So it must be less than the length, not less than or equal as there will never be an index equal to length.  i=0 and 1 for length 2.

 

  for (let i = 0; i < lineItems.length; i++)

 

Finally, your columns are A to L (not M).  This causes an error after you resolve the above.

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


P.S. take a look at my new blog here and like & subscribe to my YouTube Channel thanks 😉

I salute and appreciate you for your relentless effort to assist me. i almost gave up. When they say "Your head is there in Lagos Nigeria, it shows you are highly respected. Let me use this Medium to say Your head is there. 😁

Hi Damien!

 

Your videos are super helpful and I've watched them all to compose my own flow. It is slightly different than yours as my scenario was not the same. I am receiving a similar error with my flow, it reads as "We were unable to run the script. Please try again.
Runtime error: Line 20: Cannot read property 'length' of undefined". I've defined my array but I keep receiving this error. Would you be able to help me with this ? I would appreciate any insights.

 

Here is my script:

 

function main(
  
  workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook,
  facultyName: string,
  InventoryArray: arrayvar[]

  ){
  // Get the RerportTemplate worksheeet from thr workbook
  let worksheet = workbook.getWorksheet("ReportTemplate");

  worksheet.getRange("C10").setValue(facultyName);


  const startInventory = 17;

  for (let i= 0; i < InventoryArray.length; i++) {
    const currentObject = InventoryArray[i];

    const formattedrow = [[currentObject.title, currentObject.model, currentObject.manufacturer, currentObject.serial, currentObject.warrantystatus, currentObject.warrantyend,]];
    
    const rowRange = `B${startInventory + i}:G${startInventory + i}`;
    worksheet.getRange(rowRange).setValues(formattedrow);
  }

  return "List" + InventoryArray.length + "Records Loaded in Excel"
  
}
  
interface arrayvar {
  title: string,
  model: string,
  manufacturer: string,
  serial: string,
  warrantystatus: string,
  warrantyend: string,
}
 
 
 
And here is my flow:
 
bordo_1-1624596418474.png

 


 

Hello,

 I saw some few mistakes that needs to be corrected. the arravar on the flow has keys Title, Model, Manufacturer, e.t.c that all start with uppercase letters but the interface declared and  const formattedrow variable declared have all in lowercase. Kindly make sure the case is thesame on the flow, interface and const formattedrow . Once you correct that, it should work

Hi @boyombo12 ,

Thanks for the tip! The flow now runs with those corrections, but the Script still reads "InventoryArray undefined". The flow also won't populate the excel sheet for the inventory arrayvar. (It populates the facultyName just fine) .Any ideas on why the flow might not be populating the excel template ? The output of the Compose action that calls the select output seems correct (see the image below- had to censor sensitive info), but the script won't transfer it to the excel cells that I defined in the script. Thank you very much!

bordo_1-1624635351413.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, 

You are almost there. I noticed some errors again. In your formattedrow, I could see currentObject.Serial, currentObject.WarrantyStatus, currentObject.WarrantyEnd but in compose Output I saw it as "Serial Number", "Warranty Status" and Warranty End. You have to replicate whatever in your compose in the interface. Note: Typescript and Javascript wont accept space in variable name. In you compose connector, change  Serial Number to SerialNumber, Warranty Status to WarrantyStatus and Warranty End to WarrantyEnd. Make sure it is declared like that in your interface too. Also effect the change on the formattedrow. It should work after that.

bordo
Frequent Visitor

Hi @boyombo12 ,

 

That did the trick! Thank you so much for your help.

Happy that you are good to go. Kindly accept my comment as the solution to help other community members that could have such challenge in the nearest future.

takolota
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

So if anyone is getting really confused why there's an error on the top line where you're declaring the flow array variable like 
TestArray: testArray[]

And the interface at the bottom has your name like testArray greyed out, make sure you closed off the curly bracket } to the rest of the code before the interface. The interface is a separate segment of the code.
Took me a good 15 minutes to figure out what in the world was wrong. 😅

abhishja
Frequent Visitor

Hi,

why we are seeing this action currently can't be recorded for Repeated items labels and Buttons (ShowDrillIndicators) in office scrip. Please advise asap

 

Regards,

Abhishek

abhishja_0-1683974705630.png

 

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TUESDAY TIPS is back!   This weekly series of posts is our way of sharing helpful things we've learned or shared that have helped members of the Community. Whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned pro, Tuesday Tips will help you know where to go, what to look for, and navigate your way through the ever-growing--and ever-changing--world of the Power Platform Community! The original run of Tuesday Tips was a highlight of last year, and these all-new Tips will hopefully prove to be just as informative as helpful. We will cover some basics about the Community, a few "insider tips" to make your experience even better, and sharing best practices gleaned from our most active community members and Super Users. Make sure to watch the News & Announcements each week for the latest and greatest Tuesday Tips!   THIS WEEK: I'm Brand New! What Do I Do? The number of new community members we have each week is pretty amazing, and we are so glad to welcome all of you to the Community! You may be wondering. "What do I do? Where do I get started? Will anyone be willing to help me? What I have a question? Help!"   Let's start with this: Welcome to the low-code revolution, and more importantly, welcome to the Power Platform Community! This is a great place to start. Whether you're busy with Power Apps, getting familiar with Power Automate, engaging Copilot Studio, or building in Power Pages, there are a few key places you should check out as you begin your journey: FORUMS: The forums are THE place to ask questions, look at questions asked by other Community members—and see answers and solutions from our Super Users and other helpful people in the Community. Power Apps ForumsPower Automate ForumsCopilot Studio ForumsPower Pages Forums   NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our News & Announcements section highlights the newest and greatest updates in the Community, news from the product team, and so much more. It’s updated a few times each week and will also help you find ways to connect with what’s going on in the ever-growing world of Power Platform. Power Apps News & AnnouncementsPower Automate News & AnnouncementsCopilot Studio News & AnnouncementsPower Pages News & Announcements   GALLERIES: The Galleries section of the Community features tons of tips and tricks, features and benefits, and more—through videos created by our Super Users, product teams, and other helpful members of the Community. Power Apps GalleriesPower Automate Galleries Copilot Studio GalleriesPower Pages Galleries BLOGS: The community blogs section is full of handy step-by-step tips from members of the Community—and some of them include detailed answers to some of the questions most frequently asked questions, as well as how they solved a problem they faced. Power Apps Community BlogPower Automate Community BlogCopilot Studio Community BlogPower Pages Community Blog POWER UP PROGRAM: If you’d like to really take a huge step forward in your journey, we recommend checking out the Power Up Program, a Microsoft-sponsored initiative that trains new Power Platform users and has been a huge success since it launched a little over a year ago. There’s a waiting list, so definitely apply soon if you’re interested! Find out more here: Microsoft Power Up Program for career switchers.   There's so much more you'll discover in your Power Platform experience, and this Community is here for YOU! We are glad you've discovered us and can't wait to see where you grow! If you're new to the Community and just getting started, make sure to give this post a kudo and introduce yourself so we can welcome you!

Super User of the Month | Drew Poggemann

As part of a new monthly feature in the Community, we are excited to share that Drew Poggemann is our featured Super User for the month of February 2024. If you've been in the Community for a while, we're sure Drew's name is familiar to you, as he is one of our most active contributors--he's been a Super User for five consecutive seasons!   Since authoring his first reply 5 years ago to his 514th solution authored, Drew has helped countless Community members with his insights and expertise. In addition to being a Super User, Drew is also a User Group leader and a Microsoft MVP. His contributions to our Super User sessions and to the new SUIT program are always welcome--as well as his sense of humor and fun-loving way of sharing what he knows with others.   When Drew is not solving problems and authoring solutions, he's busy overseeing the Solution Architecture team at HBS, specializing in application architecture and business solution strategy--something he's been doing for over 30 years. We are grateful for Drew and the amazing way he has used his talent and skills to help so many others in the Community. If you are part of the SUIT program, you got to hear some great tips from Drew at the first SUIT session--and we know he still has much more to share!You can find him in the Community and on LinkedIn. Thank you for all you do, Drew!

Super Users 2024 Season One is Here!

   We are excited to announce the first season of our 2024 Super Users is here! Our kickoff to the new year welcomes many returning Super Users and several new faces, and it's always exciting to see the impact these incredible individuals will have on the Community in 2024! We are so grateful for the daily difference they make in the Community already and know they will keep staying engaged and excited for all that will happen this year.   How to Spot a Super User in the Community:Have you ever written a post or asked for help in the Community and had it answered by a user with the Super User icon next to their name? It means you have found the actual, real-life superheroes of the Power Platform Community! Super Users are our heroes because of the way they consistently make a difference in the Community. Our amazing Super Users help keep the Community a safe place by flagging spam and letting the Community Managers know about issues. They also make the Community a great place to find answers, because they are often the first to offer solutions and get clarity on questions. Finally, Super Users share valuable insights on ways to keep the Community growing, engaging, and looking ahead!We are honored to reveal the new badges for this season of Super Users! Congratulations to all the new and returning Super Users!     To better answer the question "What is a Super User?" please check out this article: Power Apps: What is A Super User? - Power Platform CommunityPower Automate: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Copilot Studio: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Power Pages: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community

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