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AmemagG
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help to update a sharepoint list from an excel table

I'm not sure if anyone here has done it but I think it's pretty common. I am trying to create a flow which allows to update a sharepoint list from the data of an excel file when it is modified
either by changing a value or by adding a line. I did a few tests without result so if someone has already done it and would like to share the solution with me I would be grateful!

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Brad_Groux
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The Excel connectors do not have triggers, meaning that you don't have a "when a file is updated, run flow" option. So, your only real option is to run a flow on a schedule. The reason for this is because the Excel connectors have Many known issues and limitations, including file lockout times of 6-12 minutes.

So, your basic logic could be:

Here is a similar example that I have created for my workload. Note, you may not need as many variables. We have multiple logic checks with conditions going on: 

Excel to SharePoint.JPGIf you could provide an expanded screenshot of your Flow and steps, your Flow run history, and of any detailed error messages you're receiving we could likely better assist you. Also, for the best results, you may want to review How to write a good forum post.

If this reply answers your question or solves your issue, please ACCEPT AS SOLUTION ☑️. If you find this reply helpful, please consider giving it a LIKE.

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Brad_Groux
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The Excel connectors do not have triggers, meaning that you don't have a "when a file is updated, run flow" option. So, your only real option is to run a flow on a schedule. The reason for this is because the Excel connectors have Many known issues and limitations, including file lockout times of 6-12 minutes.

So, your basic logic could be:

Here is a similar example that I have created for my workload. Note, you may not need as many variables. We have multiple logic checks with conditions going on: 

Excel to SharePoint.JPGIf you could provide an expanded screenshot of your Flow and steps, your Flow run history, and of any detailed error messages you're receiving we could likely better assist you. Also, for the best results, you may want to review How to write a good forum post.

If this reply answers your question or solves your issue, please ACCEPT AS SOLUTION ☑️. If you find this reply helpful, please consider giving it a LIKE.

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Thanks you 
I will look at this in detail I think it will help me a lot!

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