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Soumodip
Helper II
Helper II

PowerApps not reading from Excel sheet stored in OneDrive for business

Hi,

I am facing a weird issue in PowerApps.

This is my excel sheet:

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I am able to read the data in PowerApps through a collection:

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I need to paste all my data from an offline excel sheet, which contains more than 6000 records, to my sheet saved in OneDrive. The moment I do that, the collection shows no records!!

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 All columns have same data type. The records are in a table. I have also tried uploading the required excel sheet directly to OneDrive instead of copying the data to a new sheet.

However, if I user the "Import from excel" connection and point to my excel sheet stored locally, it works!!

I have no idea how to resolve the issue. 😞

Please help!

 

Thanks,

Soumo

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eka24
Community Champion
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@kukulka
Also reported same issue today. I don't know if there's a general issues that has to be solved.

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mdevaney
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@Soumodip 

I will unfortunately have to tell you that the Excel on OneDrive connector is limited to 2,000 rows.  You will not be able to load a Collection this way.  The Import from Excel connector does not have this same limitation.  You can import 15,000 rows from it in a single table.  The bad part is the data cannot be updated after importing.  For these reasons I would suggest moving your datasource to SharePoint.  It does not have any of these problems.

 

For more information on Import from Excel check out item #3 in this article.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/News-Announcements/5-Things-I-Learned-By-Making-A-PowerApps-Game...

 

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Hello @mdevaney ,

I had initially used SharePoint as the data source, but there is also limitation of 5000 items. 

Also I would like to mention that even when I copy even 1 row from my offline excel sheet to the OneDrive excel sheet, the data fails to load in the collection. 😞

 

Thanks!

@Soumodip 

This statement is incorrect:  SharePoint does not have a limitation of 5,000 rows.  Many users have SharePoint lists with 10,000-20,000 records and use PowerApps.

 

To perform FILTER, LOOKUP, etc. you need to add INDEX columns to the SharePoint list

https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/add-an-index-to-a-sharepoint-column-f3f00554-b7dc-44d1-a2ed...

 

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@Soumodip 

Data cannot be data entered into the Excel sheet from what I know because no PowerAppsID is assigned.  You must enter new data in through the app.

 

Another idea is to try REFRESHing or add/delete the connection.

 

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Hi @mdevaney ,

I am able to add data manually to the excel sheet, and PowerApps ID column will be generated with values but as soon as I copy data from another excel sheet, it doesn't seem to work. 😞

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