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mr-dang
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CDM: Excel Add-In Design

In Excel, I can add columns for CreatedOnDateTime and LastModifiedDateTime using the Design feature.

 

However, after showing the columns, the column is blank and has no data. I wish to show the data so I could pivot and perform other filters using Excel formulas. Is there a way to get this data to show? I understand it is read-only data--maybe that is the cause for it being blank.

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ChrisGarty
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Hi,

 

Great to hear that you got those columns added. After you add new columns, you'll get a informative message indicating that you have to refresh before you see data. Did you do that refresh? If you don't click refresh, then you would see empty columns.

The Excel Add-in doesn't automatically refresh because it could take a long time depending on the query and we wouldn't want to automatically freeze the user out of doing other actions like additional design adjustments.

 

I hope that helps!

 

- Chris

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ChrisGarty
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi,

 

Great to hear that you got those columns added. After you add new columns, you'll get a informative message indicating that you have to refresh before you see data. Did you do that refresh? If you don't click refresh, then you would see empty columns.

The Excel Add-in doesn't automatically refresh because it could take a long time depending on the query and we wouldn't want to automatically freeze the user out of doing other actions like additional design adjustments.

 

I hope that helps!

 

- Chris

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hpkeong
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Hi

 

I have tried to add RecordID, CreatedOnTimeDate, and columns added automatically after Upate.

But even after refresh, nothing showed.

- As fas as I know, e.g, RecordID data auto-generated and I can have them showed-up in PowerApps (as in TextBox).

- However, they are not appended into Excel Add-in.

 

Any reason?

 

TQ

hpkeong
mr-dang
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Confirmed. Clicking refresh pulls in those columns.

 

The datetime is 7 hours ahead, so I assume it that all fields are calculated from GMT and PA adjusts for timezone within the app. If I perform calculations in Excel, my formulas will recalculate the datetimes. Is there a handy excel formula recommended for this?

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