Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Advocate II
Advocate II

SharePoint setting require check-out before edit, run the Flow with Excel(add a row/update a row) action can't recognize the table

Hi Everyone,


I'm stuck in the step about the Excel file in SharePoint requires check-out before it edit, and Flow action can't recognize this Excel's table, I use the Flow action with "add a row in a table" and "update a row", but both of them display error after using the check-out function, below snapshot for reference:


↓↓SharePoint Library Versioning Setting requires check-out before edit: ↓↓



↓↓Flow can't capture the table from Excel on Add a row/updated action with setting require check-out before the edit, even input the table ID with compose(output) ↓↓




↓↓Flow can recognize Excel table info for the user to input expression(No/CD/CAT/Sub CAT.....), this is no setting with requires check-out before edit: ↓↓



I have run the SharePoint "check-out file" action before running the Excel "add a row/update" action, this action can let the file check-out in SharePoint, but still can't let the excel connector read the table info in the same flow process, please refer to below snapshot:

check out-sharepint_Capture.JPG


Please advise, thank you.



Super User
Super User

HI @ilu989 


You're trying to dynamically set the path to an Excel path in Flow. That is not possible at the moment. 


I created a template that you can use to overcome this limitation. You can find it here:


Under Actions > Excel


If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.


Helpful resources

UG GA Amplification 768x460.png

Launching new user group features

Learn how to create your own user groups today!

Community Connections 768x460.jpg

Community & How To Videos

Check out the new Power Platform Community Connections gallery!

Welcome Super Users.jpg

Super User Season 2

Congratulations, the new Super User Season 2 for 2021 has started!

Carousel 2021 Release Wave 2 Plan 768x460.jpg

2021 Release Wave 2 Plan

Power Platform release plan for the 2021 release wave 2 describes all new features releasing from October 2021 through March 2022.

Users online (1,520)