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AnkitaM
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Copied file gets modified if I modify the original file

Hello,

 

Update: 

 

On further investigation I have found that the problem is not with the deletion but the file creation. The file that gets created does not have the new row added to it.  I think the file is getting created before the row gets added. Any idea, what could be the reason for that.

@NiloferA 

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I have a flow where I am trying to do the following:

When a form is submitted, the response from the form added as a row to a table in a sharepoint file. This sharepoint file is more like the template to be used. The updated file is then copied to another sharepoint folder with a different name. 

But now I don't want to retain the form response on the template anymore so I delete the row that was added. 

 

Problem: When I delete the row - it gets deleted from both the template and the copy file. I have tried adding a delay of 5 seconds between creating the file and deleting the row but even then it gets removed from both the files. 

 

I am using the following steps in the same order:

1. When a response is submitted

2. Get response details

3. Update a row -- for file name, I am not using any dynamic content

4. Get file content using path (I have tried using Get file content also)

5. Create file

6. Delete a row - this is when the row from both the files get deleted. 

 

Any help on what I am missing? 

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AnkitaM
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Update: 

I have found a post with similar issue. The problem is not with deleting the row but rather that the files gets created before the add row is completed. Adding a delay between adding the row and getting the file content can be used as a temporary solution. How much the delay time will differ from case to case so you will have to determine on your own. This author used a 50 seconds delay, mine worked with 5 seconds delay.

 

More details on the solution here: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-Flows/Add-row-in-Excel-not-working-all-times/m-p/469535#M1...

I am closing this issue now. Thank you to those who took out the time to go through it.

 

 

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NiloferA
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Hello @AnkitaM ,

I see that you are trying to update file A, copy the data from File A to file B and when you delete it from File A it gets removed from File B too.

I did the same operation and it's working fine for me. Would it be possible for you to share your Flow?

Just sharing here a screenshot of a Successful Flow Run and My Source and Target Excel Files.

 

NiloferA_0-1619780457253.png 

Flow Run

NiloferA_1-1619780546273.png

Source File (Row has been deleted)

NiloferA_2-1619780592457.png

Newly Created File

Hi @NiloferA,

I tried again but it is the same. Here are the flow and the results.

 

FlowFlowAdding a row to the templateAdding a row to the templateGetting file contentGetting file contentCreating new file in a different locationCreating new file in a different locationDeleting the row from templateDeleting the row from templateNew fileNew fileTemplate fileTemplate file

AnkitaM
Frequent Visitor

Update: 

I have found a post with similar issue. The problem is not with deleting the row but rather that the files gets created before the add row is completed. Adding a delay between adding the row and getting the file content can be used as a temporary solution. How much the delay time will differ from case to case so you will have to determine on your own. This author used a 50 seconds delay, mine worked with 5 seconds delay.

 

More details on the solution here: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-Flows/Add-row-in-Excel-not-working-all-times/m-p/469535#M1...

I am closing this issue now. Thank you to those who took out the time to go through it.

 

 

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