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malahmad
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Power Apps for Teams - Patch to excel error "Network error when using Patch function: The specified record was not found" by external user

Hi,

 

Here is my scenario:

- using Power Apps for Teams.

- built a dataflow that refreshes the data daily from external source (through Power Query) to a dataverse table (all within Power Apps for Teams).

- built a canvas Power App in Teams that collects the data from the dataverse table, manipulates it, and presents the result in a gallery.

- have an excel sheet saved in the same Team, with specific excel table.

- built a button in the Power App that patches the gallery all items to the excel table.

- after the patch, a flow is triggered to send the updated excel file by email.

- internal and external users are added to the team and have edit access to the excel file.

 

When an internal user clicks the button (that patches the gallery items to the excel table), it works perfectly and updates the table. However, when an external user (guest) opens the app and clicks the same button, an error appears: "Network error when using Patch function: The specified record was not found."

 

The external user has access to the excel file and can edit it because this user is added to the team itself.

 

I feel it's a permission issue, but there is nothing much to control other than making sure the app is shared with the security group (team), and the users are added to the team.

 

Any help will be appreciated.

 

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BCBuizer
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Hi @malahmad ,

 

Perhaps this provides a hint:

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Source: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/about-teams-environment#role-assignments



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thanks for the reply, but these permission levels are for dataverse tables. The app only reads data from dataverse tables (which is working fine for guest users). The button patches the gallery data to an Excel table (through Excel Online Business connector), and this patch operation generates the error.

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