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ramprasadkm
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Re: Excel Online (business) Connector how to use in PowerApps

Thanks Mr. Dang.

 

I could apply the same technique that you have shown to get a table from excel online for business, and with some initial hiccups (as usual), I could get this to work.

 

It makes me wonder, as to why Microsoft has made it easier to get en excel table stored OneDrive, but havent provided an wasy way out to get the table data from excel online for business.

 

Much appreciate your help. Cheers !!

 

Rgds,

-RamP

devchaudhari
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Re: Excel Online (business) Connector how to use in PowerApps

Hello @Mr-Dang-MSFT 

Would like to understand the rational behind why "Excel Online (Business)" connector is not meant for PowerApps. 
Though Microsoft's documentation says otherwise https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/excelonlinebusiness and the solution mentioned by you is just an workaround instead of actually getting PG to fix the Bug ?

dileeprajam
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Re: Excel Online (business) Connector how to use in PowerApps

Hi @Mr-Dang-MSFT ,

 

As you suggested in the "https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/return-an-array-from-flow-to-powerapps-response-method/"

I am using "List Rows Present in a table" action to get data from a table in my Excel sheet and sending the output as Input for "Response" action and it works perfect. What i would like to do is send more than one table to powerapps. i.e in my Excel i have 3 tables which i would like to send to Powerapps. Can you please suggest how can i achieve this.

 

Thanks,

-Dileep

NK3
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Re: Excel Online (business) Connector how to use in PowerApps


@lmheimendinger wrote:
If a different user needs to modify the app it switches to that users one drive and that is not workable.

Yes! Thanks @lmheimendinger !

That's the current problem with Excel on OneDrive being used as a PowerApp Connector.

The OneDrive area is tied to a particular (the app developer? ) corporate user's account and not a shared/group OneDrive storage area.

The Excel Online (Business) connector appears to use shared storage areas:

ExcelOnlineConnector.JPGExcel Online (Business) connector

 

Power Apps Staff Mr-Dang-MSFT
Power Apps Staff

Re: Excel Online (business) Connector how to use in PowerApps

@dileeprajam, it's possible to send back anything you want from the flow, but the more you send back, the less performant your app is. It is possible to send back one flow with the data from multiple tables, but you will need to play with the JSON. I think it is easier to maintain and edit if you make multiple flows instead.

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