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Daniel30
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Failed to read the Excel cell content. Failure reason: Not a legal OleAut date. clientRequestId: 58065d74-f751-43bb-aad4-6281aa086d41

Hi
I have a Excel File in OneDrive connected as a data source in PowerApps.


Sometimes on the computer (Browser) or even on the phone (App) I get the following error message.
MEPActivities failed: Failed to read the Excel cell content.
Failure reason: Not a legal OleAut date.
clientRequestId: 58065d74-f751-43bb-aad4-6281aa086d41


Usually this problem is solved by itself a few minutes later.
I have arround 20 people working in the app and it´s disruptive and time consuming.

Maybe also importent to know:
Different people are using different region settings on the phones and browsers...
e.g. Some of them are using the German / English / Spanish "Time&Date" format.

Any suggestens on this?
I am thankful for every response!
Thanks!

Greetings
Daniel

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StalinPonnusamy
Super User
Super User

Hi @Daniel30 

 

We have seen this issue whenever the user opened the excel file and file not able to read the file. We need to make sure no user opens the excel file when the application is in use.

 

Side Note: I suggest converting the source from an excel file to SharePoint if possible. We can save a lot of time and Powerapps works well with Sharepoint. We can leverage other functionality like Lookup, Person, and many data type(s).


Thanks,
Stalin - Learn To Illuminate

 

 

StalinPonnusamy
Super User
Super User

Hi @Daniel30 


Please let us know if anything needs on your post. We can help with this.

Please mark the post as Solved If I have answered your question.
Please give it a Thumbs Up if you find the suggestion helpful

Thanks,
Stalin - Learn To Illuminate

Hi,

thanks for the idear to convert to sharepoint. Right now I need to keep it in the excel-File for different reasons.

I am sure, that the excel-File was closed and not opened by the Excel Application itself.

 

Any other suggestions? It could happen that I needed to delete all the date-fields to get it working again.

 

Greetings

Daniel

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