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google sheet get rows exceeds grid limits

I'm querying a google sheet with only 100 rows of data but 32 columns and I'm getting the following error:


Range (PINBasedExtract!AG2:AG) exceeds grid limits. Max rows: 1000, max columns: 32 clientRequestId: 79a87ed2-23e4-4582-9f79-c1423491390c


I can't reduce the number of columns. Is there a way around this limitation?

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Hi @suhailalistream,


Could you please share a screenshor of your flow's configuration?


The error message told that you are specifying a range that is larger than that the sheet (grid) currently is, please check if you have specified a range is larger than that within current sheet (grid). You could consider take a try to expand the columns wihtin your Google Sheet.


More details about the limitations of Google Sheet, please check the following article:

Google Sheet limits


Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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The google sheet is not beyond the limits described in the google limits document. I've simplified my flow below to show the error and that it can be easily replicated:



Here's the last column of the google sheet:last column of google sheet.png



Another service is creating and populating the google sheet and that same process when it has a smaller number of columns the google sheet get rows action is able to read the google sheet just fine. I've tried with just a dozen rows and a little over 1K rows with the same error so the number of rows isn't the issue.

Did this ever get resolved? I have the same issue with creating a new data source. My sheet has 27 columns and only 2 rows of data (I reduced the total number of rows to 200, which made no difference). This small amount of cells is not exceeding the limits...

Have just experienced this with one of my flows - I believe the issue is that the process is trying to create a "__PowerAppsId__" column and can't do that within the specified range (if you have entered header values into all columns on your sheet). 


The solution is simply to create a new, empty column which the process will then populate automatically.

confirming that adding the empty column resolved this issue for me

Yes, indeed, that is the solution.
I had this problem trying to insert row.
Added an empty column at the begining - didn't work.
Added an empty column at the end - it worked.
Ended one hour of cruel unsuccess.

This is the correct way to do it! Thanks a lot!


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