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Flow to import / update SP list from Excel, but Powerapps locked (cannot save data)

Hello

I've created an app which uses Excel as a datasource.

I have a flow which imports and updates from this Excel spreadsheet to a SP list.

However, when the flow is turned on PowerApps cannot save data to Excel. ('locked source' message).

 

Is there a solution for this?

Thanks

 

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Re: Flow to import / update SP list from Excel, but Powerapps locked (cannot save data)

Hi @Englishweb ,

Please check: 

1)whether you open this excel file in other page?

2)whether other people open this excel file?

What's more, you could consider take a try to add a "Delay" action before your "Update row " action.

Because if one action hasn't been finished, your second flow may fail and show this kind of error message.

I've found a similar issue for your reference:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-Flows/Microsoft-Flow-Excel-File-Locked-While-Not-Open/td-p...

 

I think your issue is about flow, I suggest you post your issue here:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Forums/ct-p/FL_Comm_Forums

There will be engineers who are more professional about flow to help you.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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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Re: Flow to import / update SP list from Excel, but Powerapps locked (cannot save data)

Hi @Englishweb ,

Please check: 

1)whether you open this excel file in other page?

2)whether other people open this excel file?

What's more, you could consider take a try to add a "Delay" action before your "Update row " action.

Because if one action hasn't been finished, your second flow may fail and show this kind of error message.

I've found a similar issue for your reference:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-Flows/Microsoft-Flow-Excel-File-Locked-While-Not-Open/td-p...

 

I think your issue is about flow, I suggest you post your issue here:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Forums/ct-p/FL_Comm_Forums

There will be engineers who are more professional about flow to help you.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

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Re: Flow to import / update SP list from Excel, but Powerapps locked (cannot save data)

Hello

Thanks for your reply.

The flow works perfecly and the problem in PowerApps disappears as soon as the flow is disabled. 

I presume it must be a problem with Flow and Powerapps referencing the same datasource?

I'll post on the flow forum as you suggest.

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