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astrontelstar
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Helper III

Can't import data from my excel spreadsheet into CDS

I have an Excel Spreadsheet with Macros that has a Table.  The table contains all my sales data.

When I go to Powerapps Get Data to try and import the data into the Powerapps Data Entitites area, I select import from Excel, then OneDrive, point to my spreadsheet and get this:

 

An exception occurred: DataFormat.Error: The input URL is invalid. Please provide a URL to the file path on SharePoint up to the file name only (with no query or fragment part). (Session ID: 009a6bf8-d616-4cd4-96d0-35a97cc97d9e)

 

This is SOOOO frustrating.  I feel like I can't even begin.  HELP?

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Drrickryp
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Hi @astrontelstar 

PowerApps has trouble importing a spreadsheet that has formulas or special characters.   I also suggest eliminating spaces from your column names and adding an ID column with sequential numbers for the rows.  You may want to check this short video by Shane Young about Excel as a datasource. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtmZM3tm2Zs 

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Drrickryp
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Super User

Hi @astrontelstar 

PowerApps has trouble importing a spreadsheet that has formulas or special characters.   I also suggest eliminating spaces from your column names and adding an ID column with sequential numbers for the rows.  You may want to check this short video by Shane Young about Excel as a datasource. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtmZM3tm2Zs 

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