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Read from Excel file


I am trying to create following scenario, if user asks "how many days of vacation are left ?", chatbot will check excel file and return data for this particular user. Any idea or help ?

Advocate II
Advocate II

You'll need to call an action from your topic. You'll pass the user info and possibly the date range to the Power Automate flow you'll need to write. Your flow should return a number.

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Super User

Hi @dbutskhrikidze,


Like @JenniferK already suggested, this should be possible via an action. Can you share more details about the format of your Excel file?


Below is an example of how you could interact with an Excel file.


1. Example Excel file with a formatted table which has an EmployeeMail column.




2. Example topic. Authentication is enable for the bot. Because of this you can use the bot.UserId in the mapping of the Action step.




3. A flow which receives the user id value and uses that to lookup the mail address. That mail address value is used to filter for the correct row in the Excel sheet.


With the expression below the number of days are returned in the VacationDaysLeft output variable.




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