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_PowerAppsID_ Column not being created on Refresh of OneDrive Excel table

 

Summary of what I am dealing with and what I have tried:

 

  1. Using Excel data source that resides in OneDrive
  2. Within my app I am using several tables from this Excel file - all of which are formatted as tables and each is in its own worksheet (ie, each is on its own tab within Excel)
  3. I needed to add additional columns to one of the tables (table name is PtA), so I:
    1. created a new worksheet,
    2. cut-and-pasted the raw data (value only),
    3. added the new columns
    4. Deleted the worksheet (and thus the table) with PtA in it
    5. Named the new table PtA to maintain all the references in my app
  4. I deleted PtA as a datasource from the app
  5. I then closed the excel file and the app
  6. I opened the app, added PtA as a datasource and refreshed
  7. I did 4 & 5 numerous times
  8. I tried closing out the app and the Excel file and adding the PtA in another unrelated app and refreshed to see if that may help, but it did not.
  9. I re-booted my computer (overkill I know, but worth a try).
  10. All other datasources within the Excel file are still working fine.

 

I have done this "delete and recreate" a table on numerous occassion and the table would always refresh successfully (the _PowerAppsID_ column is added). Not sure what is going on this time.

 

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Hi @AGS94 ,

 

It could be a browser cache issue. Could you please try deleting your broswer cache or try using other browser and check if it works.

Can you also please try reverting back the older version of your Excel file and see if any of it still works. Then try adding doing the steps 3-6 again.

 

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Solution Specialist
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Hi @AGS94 ,

 

It could be a browser cache issue. Could you please try deleting your broswer cache or try using other browser and check if it works.

Can you also please try reverting back the older version of your Excel file and see if any of it still works. Then try adding doing the steps 3-6 again.

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thanks,
K-A-R-L


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Thanks Karl. I did not consider the cache. In the meantime, I ended up getting it to work going through a bunch of gyrations (ultimately creating a new temporary app and excel table with the same PtA content, getting that to refresh, then moving that worksheet back to my original spreasheet).

 

I will give the cache a shot if/when I encounter this issue again.

 

Thanks again for the tip.

Just to wrap this up and hopefully help others, I ended up needing to create a new table within the Excel file that was causing me issues and even a brand new table would not refresh (I tried this after clearing the browser's cache).

 

SOLUTION: I ended up cut-and-pasting all the data from the various tables to a new Excel file, giving everything the same name so the app would recognize everything, and it worked fine. 

 

Still, not an ideal solution and was very time consuming.

 

Anyway, hope this helps future readers of this thread.

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