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Outlook excel attachment > Sharepoint folder > specific cells merge with 'master' file table > Sharepoint list

Hi,

 

I have an external application generating an excel file as an email attachment. The attached excel file cannot have a table, the data I need is in cells A1 to L1.

 

I also have a master spreadsheet with a table for the data saved in a specific sharepoint folder.

 

I am trying to get the data in this .xlsx (it could be .csv if needed) outlook attachment added to the master data table which would then have a scheduled flow to update a sharepoint list based on the data in this table.

 

Currently I have a flow set up to get the email attachment saved in the Sharepoint folder. I am stuck at getting the file merged, using trigger 'when file is created' and a condition on file name. The issue is that I cannot reference the dynamic content on a file that is not yet created and doesn't have a table!

 

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi @djcarver ,

 

According to your description, I am afraid that there is currently no way to get the specified data through Flow.

Basically, if you want to get the file in the specified excel file, it needs to meet the following two conditions:

  • The file has been created in advance, and the file is specified by the file browser in the Flow.
  • The table has been defined in advance in the Excel file, and the data is stored in the table, and then the table is specified in the Flow to obtain the data.

Please refer to the online doc for more details on the Excel connector:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/excelonlinebusiness/#known-issues-and-limitations

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi @djcarver ,

 

According to your description, I am afraid that there is currently no way to get the specified data through Flow.

Basically, if you want to get the file in the specified excel file, it needs to meet the following two conditions:

  • The file has been created in advance, and the file is specified by the file browser in the Flow.
  • The table has been defined in advance in the Excel file, and the data is stored in the table, and then the table is specified in the Flow to obtain the data.

Please refer to the online doc for more details on the Excel connector:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/excelonlinebusiness/#known-issues-and-limitations

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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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