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Jsalaz1989
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Reading an excel file in a shared network drive

Hello,

 

I'm trying to read an .xlsx stored in a shared network drive (not on OneDrive, SharePoint, local folder, etc.).

 

I am able to read it if the file is stored in OneDrive by using the Excel Online (Business) connection and the 'List rows present in a table' step. This allows me to read the columns and rows without a problem:

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However, the file needs to be stored in a network drive and the 'Location' and 'Document Library' parameters above don't seem like they can navigate to the network drive. What values should I put there?

Alternatively, I am able to read the excel file from a network drive using the a File System connection and a 'Get file content using path' step:

Jsalaz1989_1-1611852441342.png

However, this returns the following:

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Can I convert the content to usable rows, columns, values?

In summary, how do you read an excel file stored in a network drive?

 

Thanks

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abm
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Hi @Jsalaz1989 

 

Unfortunately reading an excel file stored in a network drive is not supported via Power Automate. You can read the file from a network drive using Power Desktop.

 

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abm
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Hi @Jsalaz1989 

 

Unfortunately reading an excel file stored in a network drive is not supported via Power Automate. You can read the file from a network drive using Power Desktop.

 

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Hi @abm thanks for confirming that. It's a shame. I think I will be opting for excel file -> SharePoint -> Power Automate.

Hi @Jsalaz1989 

 

Yes that would be a good option. Here is the Power Desktop config for reading an excel sheet from a directory.

 

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