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beebul
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Excel Crashes when certain windows opened

I have a Power Automate flow that used to work on Win Automate but now is crashes when a certain window is accessed in Excel (the 'Text to columns' wizard) and the Next >Button is clicked.


See video below for demonstration..

 

I have tried repairing Excel and Reinstalling Power Automate Desktop. I'm on Windows 10 64bit.

 

Thanks for any pointers

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DamoBird365
Super User
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Hi @beebul ,

 

I see you have re-installed PAD (which is good as there was a release early March) and repairing excel.  Have you tried re-capturing the step that gets you into the text to columns wizard?  RPA's are captures based on the application at the time and so if something changes and excel release an update and change the naming of a window behind the scenes, it's possible that you will experience unknowns.  This is why traditionally developers would go with an API.  RPA opens up so many possibilities though, so you just need to be aware of the possibility that things might unexpectedly break.

 

Give re-captruing a go for that small part and walk through the steps and let me know how you get on.

 

Damien

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DamoBird365
Super User
Super User

Hi @beebul ,

 

I see you have re-installed PAD (which is good as there was a release early March) and repairing excel.  Have you tried re-capturing the step that gets you into the text to columns wizard?  RPA's are captures based on the application at the time and so if something changes and excel release an update and change the naming of a window behind the scenes, it's possible that you will experience unknowns.  This is why traditionally developers would go with an API.  RPA opens up so many possibilities though, so you just need to be aware of the possibility that things might unexpectedly break.

 

Give re-captruing a go for that small part and walk through the steps and let me know how you get on.

 

Damien

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beebul
Advocate III
Advocate III

@DamoBird365 Thanks, I rebuilt the Flow from scratch and it works now 🙂


It probably didn't like the fact that I had migrated the flow from WinAutomation.


Cheers
David

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