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Retain the Excel item's rich text formatting when the item is created in SharePoint List

Hi All, wonder if you can help...

 

Background: I have created a scheduled flow that runs once a night to pick up a row from Excel and create the values/items in a SharePoint list - to help us to display a list of FAQs on our intranet pages. 

 

My flow is simply set up as:

Every night, delete all items from SharePoint List to reset it > Look at list of rows presented in Excel table > Create item in SharePoint list.

 

However, the flow is not retaining the Excel rich text formatting of the "Answer" column when creating the item in SharePoint.

For example, hyperlink, bullet points, paragraph breaks in Excel, then show the SharePoint value as one long line of plain text eventhough I have the column in SharePoint set to enable rich text formatting. 

 

How can I make sure the rich text formatting is carried over to the SharePoint list? Can something be added to the "Apply to each" action?

 

I am a bit of a newbie to Power Automate, so I hope this is a simple addition I can add to my flow 🙂

 

Thanks!

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Super User III
Super User III

I don't think this is easily achievable. I just setup a table and tested it.

The JSON produced by the list rows action strips all the formatting other than the carriage returns:

ExcelRichFormatting.png

 

 

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