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ZowieS
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Excel Online - There's a problem

Hi,

 

I'm trying to update and write new information from a Sharepoint list to an excel file but when I use the Excel Online connector and it tries to read the table I get this error message:

There's a problem
The dynamic invocation request failed with error: Unexpected error occurred when calling the ApiHubsRuntime API: 'Microsoft.Azure.ProcessSimple.Data.Entities.Exceptions.ProcessSimpleDataException: The ApiHubsRuntime API call failed with http status code 'BadGateway' and response content '{ "error": { "code": 502, "source": "europe-001.azure-apim.net", "clientRequestId": "d2d55cab-c0c5-4d64-9fb7-fb00-8f0fedac", "message": "BadGateway", "innerError": { "status": 502, "message": "This workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features:\r\n\r\n• SharePoint lists\r\n\r\nTo edit this workbook, open the workbook for viewing, select Save a Copy from the File tab, and edit the new copy.\r\nclientRequestId: d2d55cab-c0c5-4d64-9fb7-fb00-8f0fedac", "error": { "message": "This workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features:\r\n\r\n• SharePoint lists\r\n\r\nTo edit this workbook, open the workbook for viewing, select Save a Copy from the File tab, and edit the new copy." }, "source": "excelonline-ne.azconn-ne.p.azurewebsites.net" } } }' at Microsoft.Azure.ProcessSimple.Data.DataProviders.AzureResourceManagerDataProvider.<>c__DisplayClass52_0`2.<<CallAzureResourceManager>b__0>d.MoveNext() in X:\bt\1189102\repo\src\processsimple\Roles\ProcessSimple.Data\DataProviders\Services\AzureResourceManagerDataProvider.cs:line 577 --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw() at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ResourceStack.Common.Algorithms.AsyncRetry.<Retry>d__3`1.MoveNext() in X:\bt\1195823\repo\src\common\core\algorithms\AsyncRetry.cs:line 0 --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw() at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ResourceStack.Common.Algorithms.AsyncRetry.<Retry>d__3`1.MoveNext() in X:\bt\1195823\repo\src\common\core\algorithms\AsyncRetry.cs:line 171 --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw() at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at Microsoft.Azure.ProcessSimple.Data.DataProviders.AzureResourceManagerDataProvider.<CallAzureResourceManager>d__52`2.MoveNext() in X:\bt\1189102\repo\src\processsimple\Roles\ProcessSimple.Data\DataProviders\Services\AzureResourceManagerDataProvider.cs:line 0'.

 

I've googled around for a day but I haven't found anything. 

 

I haven't figured out exactly on how this flow/automation will look like in the end since I'm still at the "trail and error" phase.

 

Any idé? 🙂

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DamoBird365
Super User
Super User

Hi @ZowieS 

 

I think that you have an excel sheet that is using features that are not support by the web client.  https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/edit-a-workbook-that-contains-features-unsupported-by-exc... This would mean that in order for you to edit it, it has to be opened by the desktop client version of Excel.

 

As PowerAutomate is cloud based, the Excel connector also cannot edit the excel file you have created as it is not running the full fat desktop client.

 

You usually get an error when you try to open the file yourself in the web browser highlighting that you are using a non supported feature.

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


P.S. take a look at my new blog here

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Hi @DamoBird365 ,

 

I'm thinking that too but I can't find what features that is.

 

I don't get this when I open it:

299ec4bc-999b-4d42-a46b-4971f3715dc0

 

and in the "XML Source" pane there is nothing.

I've also used "Save as a Copy" but that didn't help.

 

But now I have I solved it by your comment:


@DamoBird365 wrote:

 

You usually get an error when you try to open the file yourself in the web browser highlighting that you are using a non supported feature.

 


When I open the excel file in Excel Online(?) I got the error message that a feature called "Sharepoint list" wasn't supported and after 10s googling I found how I could remove that feature

 

1, In the worksheet, click anywhere in the table that you want to unlink from the SharePoint list.

Tip: This displays the Table Tools, adding the Design tab.

2, On the Design tab, in the External Data group, click Unlink.

 


And after I've removed that, it's working 🙂

 

Thanks a lot @DamoBird365 

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DamoBird365
Super User
Super User

Hi @ZowieS 

 

I think that you have an excel sheet that is using features that are not support by the web client.  https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/edit-a-workbook-that-contains-features-unsupported-by-exc... This would mean that in order for you to edit it, it has to be opened by the desktop client version of Excel.

 

As PowerAutomate is cloud based, the Excel connector also cannot edit the excel file you have created as it is not running the full fat desktop client.

 

You usually get an error when you try to open the file yourself in the web browser highlighting that you are using a non supported feature.

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


P.S. take a look at my new blog here

Hi @DamoBird365 ,

 

I'm thinking that too but I can't find what features that is.

 

I don't get this when I open it:

299ec4bc-999b-4d42-a46b-4971f3715dc0

 

and in the "XML Source" pane there is nothing.

I've also used "Save as a Copy" but that didn't help.

 

But now I have I solved it by your comment:


@DamoBird365 wrote:

 

You usually get an error when you try to open the file yourself in the web browser highlighting that you are using a non supported feature.

 


When I open the excel file in Excel Online(?) I got the error message that a feature called "Sharepoint list" wasn't supported and after 10s googling I found how I could remove that feature

 

1, In the worksheet, click anywhere in the table that you want to unlink from the SharePoint list.

Tip: This displays the Table Tools, adding the Design tab.

2, On the Design tab, in the External Data group, click Unlink.

 


And after I've removed that, it's working 🙂

 

Thanks a lot @DamoBird365 

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