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Simmo86
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Helper II

Trigger flow when row is added to excel table

I have created a powerapp that runs off an excel sheet in one drive. The powerapp adds rows to the excel table and then I want to trigger the start of a flow when a new row is added to the excel file. 

 

How can I create this trigger in flow? 

 

Many thanks in advance,

 

Alex

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edgonzales
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@Simmo86 - Currently, it doesn't look like there are any triggers in Excel.  Do you have an option to add to a Sharepoint List, instead?

 

Another option might be to trigger the Flow directly from the PowerApp, no?  Maybe after a small 'wait'?

 

Let us know.

Thanks!

-Ed-

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edgonzales
Super User
Super User

@Simmo86 - Currently, it doesn't look like there are any triggers in Excel.  Do you have an option to add to a Sharepoint List, instead?

 

Another option might be to trigger the Flow directly from the PowerApp, no?  Maybe after a small 'wait'?

 

Let us know.

Thanks!

-Ed-

I decided to use the Common Data Service in the end to get the trigger to be on a record being created.

 

However, I get permission issues as below:

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/Sharing-App-and-Permissions/m-p/297606#M85785

Hi @Simmo86 

 

Can you share a screenshot of the flow so that I can see what error you might be getting?

Hi @Simmo86 

 

This was an error due to the entity permissions that were reset and on this thread I have shown you how to set those. https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/Sharing-App-and-Permissions/m-p/297630#M85795

 

You should now be able to create the flow too. 

 

Hope this Helps!

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ddlis
Regular Visitor

This is one of the features that I use most frequently in Zapier, and for me to migrate automations to Power Automate this is a must. 

I agree with your assessment, but Zapier doesn't seem to have the Choice email feature that Power Automate has. Do you use it to just send a regular email? 

slimbu
Frequent Visitor

Hello, my workaround to this is using one of the Scheduled triggers, then using an Excel 'Update a row' to return and use the fields from the Excel sheet within my flow. Hope this makes sense! 

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