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Tronth
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Help: Setting a flow to automate Excel Refresh

Hi,

 

I am fairly new to Power Automate, right now I have an excel table in a sharepoint library that obtains data via ODBC and that I have to manually refresh each day. I thought that maybe with Power Automate I could set a recurrent refresh for that table, but I am not able to do so.

 

So far I've tried creating a flow with the recurrent option and then adding the excel action "Update a Row" selecting my date Column as the key column, but to be honest I dont know which value to use as key value as no dynamic content is available.

 

My objective is to have the flow do the refresh for me instead of manually opening the file and selecting the update connection option.

 

Also, I must note that the file has a large size (thousands of rows as it has a record per day and store since 2019).

 

Kind regards,

 

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v-alzhan-msft
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Hi @Tronth ,

 

The Key value field for the key column could be got from the list rows present in a table action as screenshot below:

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Best regards,

Alice   

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ScottShearer
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@Tronth 

There is no Power Automate action that will do the automatic refresh for you.  You might take a look at Power BI as it can do an automatic refresh and you can export you data at any time to Excel.

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v-alzhan-msft
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Hi @Tronth ,

 

The Key value field for the key column could be got from the list rows present in a table action as screenshot below:

1.png

 

Best regards,

Alice   

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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