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Want to loop through Excel Online Table Rows, using values in certain column as input for action

So I have a Table in an Online Excel file, with a single column, called "Column1" - what I want to do:

- for each row in the table

- read the value in column 0 of the row

- if it is empty, do nothing

- if it is non-empty, send it as the subject of an email

 

So if a Table has 5 rows where column 0 is non-empty, I should get 5 emails, each one with the subject as one of the column 0 cell contents.

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @Anonymous,

 

Could you please show a bit more about your Excel table?

Where are your Excel file stored?

Further, could you please share a bit more about the column 0 within the following statement?


@Anonymous wrote:

 

- read the value in column 0 of the row

 


 

I suppose that you want to read the value in Column1 of each row, is it true? I have created a Excel file (whose data formatted as a table) in my OneDrive for Business folder.

 

I have made a test on my side and please take a try with the following workaround:

  • Add a proper trigger, here I use Flow Button trigger.
  • Add a "Get rows" action, specify File Name and Table Name.
  • Add a "Apply to each" action, input parameter set to output of "Get rows" action.
  • Within "Apply to each" action, add a Condition, click "Edit in advanced mode", type the following formula:
@empty(items('Apply_to_each')?['Column1'])

Within "If/no" branch of Condition, add a "Send an email" action, Subject field set to Column1 dynamic content of "Get rows" action.

 

Image reference:2.JPG

The flow works successfully as below:3.JPG

 

Best regards,

Kris

 

 

 

 

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Anonymous
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Briliant, this worked, thanks - I was using "List All Rows" instead of "Get Rows" - what is the difference?

Anonymous
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Okay, so the next thing I need to get right. I want this to run every 4 hours:

 - read each row from the Excel table (working)

 - each non-empty row is the address of an RSS Feed

 - watch each of those feeds for new items

 - email each new item link as an email

 

I've got it working once-off (i.e. read the excel rows once, then continuously scan for new items) - but I need to refresh the read of the Excel file every 4 hours, so that any news feeds added to it will be updated. What makes it tricky for me is that the "When a Feed Item is Published" action is a continuous action that never terminates and moves onto the next step?

Hi @v-xida-msft. I don't see GET ROWS for Excel Online. Only GET A ROW. 

How does one loop through an Excel Online sheet when it wants a Key and Key ID for a single row? I can't seem to find a way to put For Each in there.

 

Thanks

There's an Action you can search for called Recurrence. This allows you to determine a time frequency for triggering the flow (make sure Recurrence is at the top of your flow). 

cfh4030
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Hello,

I see you have a "Get rows" action. I only have "Get a row" available. Is "Get rows" a premium feature?

EDITED: Accidental thread jack, I meant to create a new post. My problem is similar: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Excel-Read-cells-that-contain-usernames-and-passw...

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