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StevenAtSAS
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Using "Do until" to Work Around Excel Business Connector's 256 Table Row Limit

I am using Flow to send personalized emails to a list of names and email addresses from Excel.  I am encountering the previously-reported limitation of the "Excel Online (Business)" "List rows present in a table" only listing the first 256 rows.  Is there a way to use the Control's "Do until" action to get past this limitation?

 

My Excel sheet is very basic with three columns:  name, email, and sent. 

 

Current Flow:

* List rows present in table

* Apply to each  (value from the previous step)

** Send an email  (personalize email body with the individual's name)

** Update a row  (update the "sent" column from "No" to "Yes")

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

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Re: Using "Do until" to Work Around Excel Business Connector's 256 Table Row Limit

Hi @StevenAtSAS ,

 

How many rows do you have in the Excel table?

 

Please try to turn on Pagination under Settings of action List rows present in a table.

 

Pagination enables you to handle more records than are returned in a single call from a service, the flow engine will continue to call the service until it has all of the items returned.

 

I have more than 300 rows in the table. In order to get all the rows, I turn on Pagination and set the limit to 100000. Then all the rows in the table are returned successfully.

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The following blog could be helpful:

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/four-connector-action-settings/

 

Best regards,

Mabel

 

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Using "Do until" to Work Around Excel Business Connector's 256 Table Row Limit

Hi @StevenAtSAS ,

 

How many rows do you have in the Excel table?

 

Please try to turn on Pagination under Settings of action List rows present in a table.

 

Pagination enables you to handle more records than are returned in a single call from a service, the flow engine will continue to call the service until it has all of the items returned.

 

I have more than 300 rows in the table. In order to get all the rows, I turn on Pagination and set the limit to 100000. Then all the rows in the table are returned successfully.

1.PNG2.PNG

 

The following blog could be helpful:

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/four-connector-action-settings/

 

Best regards,

Mabel

 

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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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