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kzellenr
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Using Flow to find a specific row and edit one cell within

I'm using Excel to keep inventory, and tracking responses to changes in inventory with Microsoft Forms.

The form is basic, and asks for the item name and change in quantity.

 

Is there a way to create a flow that will auto update a specific cell in excel?

 

Specifically, I'd like it to pull the response of the item name from the form, then search the "Item" column of the spreadsheet. When the item name answer from the form equals the Item column, it would update the cell corresponding to the quantity, pulling the answer from another question on the form.

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v-zhos-msft
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Hi @kzellenr ,

You can use the 'Update a row' action of excel connector to update the cell valus in a specific row.

However, as the pic shown: you need a key value of the key column to get the specific row.

So you need add a column to enter the original value which you want to update in the form.

For example: you want to update the B3 cell.

Capture.PNG

So you need get the valu 'B' in your form to get the specific row.

Capture1.PNG 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Zhongys

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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Brad_Groux
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The Excel connector accesses and manipulates data at the row level, so it pulls the entire row. Examples: 

But, it also allows you to manipulate the columns, specific to that row. You just need to build your Flow logic and order in a manner that allows you to manipulate the row and column. 

NOTE: The Excel connectors for Flow have very hard limitations, including lockouts of 6-12 monutes and is not recommended for use by most Flow experts. Instead, if you can you should likely use a SharePoint list instead. 

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

v-zhos-msft
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Solution Sage

Hi @kzellenr ,

You can use the 'Update a row' action of excel connector to update the cell valus in a specific row.

However, as the pic shown: you need a key value of the key column to get the specific row.

So you need add a column to enter the original value which you want to update in the form.

For example: you want to update the B3 cell.

Capture.PNG

So you need get the valu 'B' in your form to get the specific row.

Capture1.PNG 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Zhongys

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

View solution in original post

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