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AndrzejSU
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Access to Excel file on Sharepoint

Hi, I was looking for opening an Excel file with properly defined table as data source (some "dictonary" list) located on Sharepoint. I have a problem with definition of the file location - I cannot do this (!). The data source ExcelOnline(Business) appears on the connection list but when I am trying to use on the form it does not allow to defne file location.

Which is the problem - do I have a problem with security/license or it is a problem of the connector itself?

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Re: Access to Excel file on Sharepoint

Hi @AndrzejSU ,

 

As far as I'm aware, using Excel as a data source for PowerApps is only supported with OneDrive, not SharePoint, and there the connector is OneDrive, not Excel.

 

That said, the ExcelOnline(Business) connector is only something I've ever seen in flow - so is this not perhaps a Flow question?

 

Kind regards,

 

RT

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Super User
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Re: Access to Excel file on Sharepoint

Hi @AndrzejSU ,

 

As far as I'm aware, using Excel as a data source for PowerApps is only supported with OneDrive, not SharePoint, and there the connector is OneDrive, not Excel.

 

That said, the ExcelOnline(Business) connector is only something I've ever seen in flow - so is this not perhaps a Flow question?

 

Kind regards,

 

RT

Rodolfo1840
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Re: Access to Excel file on Sharepoint

It is also possible to connect Excel files on SharePoint.

 

I found this: https://www.carlosag.net/PowerApps/Connectors/Excel-Online-(Business)

Re: Access to Excel file on Sharepoint

That link is invalid can you update? exactly what I am looking for: how to use the connector

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AndrzejSU
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Re: Access to Excel file on Sharepoint

Re: Access to Excel file on Sharepoint

Had already stumbled onto that page.  Here's what I would like to do with Excel connector:

 

  •  Pull in a few Excel tables, stored in a SharePoint library (and shared with everyone including extenal)
  • Use those for reference
  • Use another Excel table to add row(s) to save user submitted data

What I can't figure out is how to use the connector and methods together.  For example, do I use CLEARCOLLECT() with GetTables?  What the heck is drive letter in that regard, when the .xlxs file is sitting in a SP document library?  And, extending that, how would I reference a table to add row(s), a PATCH()?

 

Thanks in advance.  I can see from posts I am not the only confused soul out here.

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