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Update Sharepoint List From Excel

I have an app that Patches all of the data to a Sharepoint list. I then export that list daily to excel to run a Macro and make changes. I have been trying to find a way to save all of the changes i have made back on sharepoint but have had no luck. 

Is there a way to make changes to a sharepoint list once it has been exported to excel and then save those changes back to sharepoint?

 

I have tried using excel onedrive as my data source instead of sharepoint but have had way more issues with the Patch failing if the one drive file is or has been opened recenetly. 

 

Any thoughts or ideas would be much appreciated. 

 

Thanks,

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RandyHayes
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@Anonymous 

Depending on the amount of information and the "shape" of it, you can utilize the Quick Edit feature in SharePoint and then use copy and paste to get the information back to the list.  The trick is that the "shape" (the rows and columns) must match in the Quick Edit view and the Excel view that you are copying and pasting.  

 

I hope that helps some.

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Anonymous
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Thanks for the response. I was hoping for somthing that would be a little more automated. 

Maybe something with Flow?

@Anonymous 

There's not a slam-dunk method.  It really depends on the amount of data, the structure of the data, the identification between the Excel data and the SharePoint data and so much more.  If those can all be clearly defined, then it could be done in PowerApps, Flow, or even in the VBA of Excel.  Just really depends on the complexity.

That is...of course, if copy/paste is not really an option.

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Anonymous
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Thanks for posting in the community @Anonymous - how are you making out with your SharePoint lists?

 

@Anonymous 

Anonymous
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I found a workaround but its not ideal. 

I export sharepoint to excel, after any changes are made i save it to onedrive and then a flow runs to update my sharepoint list. 

Any thoughts on a better way to do this?

 

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