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Write to excel stored in sharepoint

Hello there

 

i am fairlynew to Powerapps. I am trying to created an app which is collecting and writing Data to an excel Table.

The excelsheet is stored in a sharepoint folder. I was succesfull in integrating Data from said excelsheet but i can't write data to it. So far i have seen some tutorials but there the allways use Onedrive as datasource. Is it at all possible to write to an excelfile which is stored in a sharepoint folder?

 

Thanks 

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Re: Write to excel stored in sharepoint

Hi @CarlSobotzki,

Do you want to patch data into your Excel table which stored within your SP library?

If you want to patch data into your Excel table which stored within your SP library, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

Currently, within PowerApps, we could only get the File name, created time, modified time, creator, etc properties (file itself properties) of a file stored within a SP library, we could not retrieve file content of a file stored in a SP library.

Patching data into Excel table which stored within SP library is not supported within PowerApps. If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

As an alternative solution, please store your Excel table within a OneDrive for Business folder (OneDrive folder, Dropbox, etc), then patch data into the Excel table from your app.

 

Best regards,

Kris 

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Write to excel stored in sharepoint

Hello @CarlSobotzki,

I've never tried writing direclty to an Excel file in a SharePoint directly, but it seems like it would be possible to store all the data in an Excel file and then copy it to the SharePoint using Flow. Please see this page for more details: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Flow-to-Save-As-Excel-File-on-SharePoint-to-Folde...

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Re: Write to excel stored in sharepoint

Hi @CarlSobotzki,

Do you want to patch data into your Excel table which stored within your SP library?

If you want to patch data into your Excel table which stored within your SP library, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

Currently, within PowerApps, we could only get the File name, created time, modified time, creator, etc properties (file itself properties) of a file stored within a SP library, we could not retrieve file content of a file stored in a SP library.

Patching data into Excel table which stored within SP library is not supported within PowerApps. If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

As an alternative solution, please store your Excel table within a OneDrive for Business folder (OneDrive folder, Dropbox, etc), then patch data into the Excel table from your app.

 

Best regards,

Kris 

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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: Write to excel stored in sharepoint

Hello,

When will it possible to save/read data Excel files (patched into Excel table, of course) in a Sharepoint Microsoft environment ?

Thanks in advance

 

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Re: Write to excel stored in sharepoint

SharePoint and SharePoint Microsoft Environment are the same thing.  If you wish to write to an excel table, your options, as mentioned above, are to store the document in OneDrive for Business, or use Power Automate Flows to potentially update the table within the excel document.

 

My real question is why are you writing to an excel table in an excel workbook, when you can do the same thing with SharePoint lists.  Writing directly to SharePoint lists is native to Power Apps.  Creating the SharePoint list based on the table is easy also.  Just select the table, click on the "Data" tab in the ribbon, and click export to SharePoint List.  Provide the site, give the list a name, and your can also create a connection b/t that list and the table in excel.  Once the list is create in SharePoint, that list is connected, so when you click "Refresh Data" the table is populate with the information in the SharePoint list.

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Re: Write to excel stored in sharepoint

Hello, 

Of course we can use SharePoint lists, but the aim is to take over existing Excel Files instead of rebuilding always new files

Sorry that is not yet possible in sharepoint cloud, it would have been so easier

Perhaps a day it will be understood by Microsoft because beginners would better understand

Thanks

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