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Using Excel Rows to Create Task

I have an excel file that I update everyday with new data and then discuss that data with my team 2 days later.

 

I want to create an automation that triggers when 2 cells in a row are changed to a specific text ("follow up" in one cell and "Michael" for example) in that meeting, and a task in planner is created with all the details from that row in excel.

 

I tried a few ways but since automate only has one trigger function for excel, I was unable to create this flow.

 

Any advice would be appreciated.

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abm
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Hi @SyedRizvi 

 

Yes like you mentioned Excel only have one trigger for Power Automate. Instead of Excel you may need to look into SharePoint or Dataverse. Another option is use a scheduled trigger and read all the excel rows at a specified time interval.

 

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Hey @abm,

Yeah I was thinking of making it so that the automation runs once every night, but in that case, how would I make it so that it only reads the newly added rows and doesn't read the old rows and makes duplicate tasks in planner?

abm
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Hi @SyedRizvi 

 

You need a new flag (Boolean) in that excel file to identify whether is processed or not? One its read the update the excel sheet to Yes against the record.

 

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If you don’t mind extra set-up, you could also try this template that replicates a When an Excel row changes trigger

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Cookbook/When-an-Excel-row-is-created-modified-or...

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