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Excel character limit when importing from Outlook

Hi, I've set up a Flow to import my email content (From, TO, CC, Body Preview, etc) into Excel. I noticed that the characters in each cell are cut off at 255 characters. Is there anyway to extend the maximun number of charcters during the import process?

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Re: Excel character limit when importing from Outlook



You must be using an older version of Excel.


In your excel template click the relevant text column then click on Data from menu and click Data Validation. Under the settings tab set the minmum and maximum length.


Try this and let me know.







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Re: Excel character limit when importing from Outlook

I am using Version 1808.  It still does not work when I include the data validation.  I used Text Length between 0 to 500 and it still truncates the text at 255.

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