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Dynamic content in File & Table inputs - Excel (Business) connector "List rows present in a table"

So I am thinking on a Manual Trigger is a trigger initiated by a user from a Sharepoint Document Library for a selected file, in my case an Excel file. The next step I would like to achieve is to List rows present in a table, assuming all files stored in the Sharepoint Library are excel files with the same table structures.

 

The scenario is detailed in moredetail here: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Excel-Business-problems/m-p/107609

 

According to Microsoft's Flow team response; Microsoft flow support to select a file from the picker in the "Excel (Business)" connector currently, but choosing a dynamic content in the "File" field to select a file is not supported in Microsoft flow "Excel (Business)" connector currently.

 

Although the inputs on both action "List rows present in a table" blocks are apparently the same,the inputs on select a file from the picker is a friendly format of the file identifier,you couldn't choose a dynamic content in the "File" field to select a file.

 

So If I want to choose a dynamic content in the "File" field to select a file, there is no way to achieve it in Microsoft Flow currently.

 

As suggested, I am submitting an idea to Flow Ideas Forum.

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Hi @panand99 ,

 

In the list all rows present in a table action I have the following settings:

 

Location: I selected the Sharepoint site that hosts my Processed folder

Document Library: Documents (root folder that hosts my Processed folder)

File: the path of the file in the Processed folder including file name and extension, excluding 'Shared Documents' as it's already referenced in the Document Library setting above. eg statically set to /Automation/Processed/Filename.xlsx. This never changes because when the file is moved to this location it keeps the same path and file name each time.

Table: Table1

 

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@amandalee - Thank you so much for these updates.  My use case is remarkably similar to yours.  I finally went back and tested the workflow you suggested and it works! This makes life a whole lot easier.

 

Now to write some extra Flow to make everything play nice together...  I love Flow/Powerapps overall but this gap is a bit ridiculous.

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