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PowerApps -> Excel -> PowerApps

Hi guys,

 

I need to import data from a spreadsheet that has formulas, but I'm not getting it because I think PowerApps does not accept spreadsheet data calculated by formulas.

 

Would there be some way in which I enter data into the application, insert it into a specific worksheet cell to do the calculations, and then take this calculated data in the worksheet to show in the application?

 

Step by step:
1 - Enter data in App (textinput)
2 - Insert this data into a spreadsheet to do the calculation.
3 - Return the data calculated by the worksheet.
4 - Show in application.

 

Regards,

Antônio Henrique

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: PowerApps -> Excel -> PowerApps

Hi @Anonymous ,

Do you want to connect to a Excel table which contains a Calculated field from your app?

 

Yeah, you are right. Currently, within PowerApps, there is no way to connect to a Excel table which contains Calculation formula from an app.

 

Actually, it is not necessary to do the Calculation within your Excel table, instead, you could do the Calculation operation within PowerApps, then write the calculated result back to your Excel table.

Note: Currently, within PowerApps, we could only connect to Excel table data source which does not contain Calculation from an app.

 

On your side, you should remove the Calculated field from your Excel table, instead, add a normal type field (called "CalculatedResult") within it.

Then generate an app based on your Excel table data source, within the Edit form of the Edit screen (of the Generated app), do some Calculation operation for the "CalculatedResult" field. After that, you could click "Submit" button to write the calculated result back to your Excel table.

Please also check and see if the following video would help in your scenario:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plKw_xfVfwY

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Dual Super User
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Re: PowerApps -> Excel -> PowerApps

The data you import from Excel into PowerApps needs to be formatted as a table. From the testing I've done you can't include any calculated columns in the Excel Table you import or PowerApps won't be able to access the data source correctly. You need to import the Excel table as all data and then do the calculations inside PowerApps.



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Re: PowerApps -> Excel -> PowerApps

Hi @Anonymous ,

Do you want to connect to a Excel table which contains a Calculated field from your app?

 

Yeah, you are right. Currently, within PowerApps, there is no way to connect to a Excel table which contains Calculation formula from an app.

 

Actually, it is not necessary to do the Calculation within your Excel table, instead, you could do the Calculation operation within PowerApps, then write the calculated result back to your Excel table.

Note: Currently, within PowerApps, we could only connect to Excel table data source which does not contain Calculation from an app.

 

On your side, you should remove the Calculated field from your Excel table, instead, add a normal type field (called "CalculatedResult") within it.

Then generate an app based on your Excel table data source, within the Edit form of the Edit screen (of the Generated app), do some Calculation operation for the "CalculatedResult" field. After that, you could click "Submit" button to write the calculated result back to your Excel table.

Please also check and see if the following video would help in your scenario:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plKw_xfVfwY

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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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TopShelf-MSFT
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Re: PowerApps -> Excel -> PowerApps

Thanks for posting in the community @Anonymous - can you review the above replies and update the thread if they were helpful?

 

Thank you,

 

@TopShelf-MSFT 

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