I noticed the new Excel Online (business) connector last week and built a flow that takes attachments out of my email, saves them to a SharePoint library, and then attempts to create a table within the file.
I have been successful in creating a table in a file that I pick from the file drop-down menu, but I can't get it to work when I use dynamic content. I can see the flow identifying the correct file (in the same manner it would if I had manually picked it), but I continue to get BadGateway errors with a note in the output body that says something a malformed or incorrect request. Any ideas or is this a bug in the flow connector?
The error shows up as a 502 error.
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Hi @ jpenndcl,
Could you please share a screenshot of the configuration of your flow?
Could you please share more details about the error that you meet?
Microsoft flow could support choose a file from the file drop-down menu in the “File” field of “Create table” action of “Excel (Business)” connector currently, using dynamic content in the “File” field is not supported in Microsoft flow currently.
If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:
I've tried using the static method you have described, by "Updating" the original file with new content but that does not work. I've also tried deleting the file at the end of the flow and replacing it with a file of the same name and path but that also does not work. I've also pointed directly to the file in the folder and tried to run it fresh and it doesn't work. The other Excel Online (Business) actions seem to work quite well as I am able to get a row and insert a row in a different table without issue, but the 'Create Table' action is the key step that I need for the flow to succeed. Please see below for my error as well as the link to the screenshot for this step.
"message": "The resource could not be found.\r\nclientRequestId: 2bf2b373-4577-400e-a3f7-e62f9017885f",
Thanks for your help
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I'm having the same issue. Is dynamic content still not supported? Can anyone give an example of a Flow someone might actually want to create - any plausible scenario you can come up with - where you'd want to create a table in the exact same Excel file (using all of the same data) each time the Flow runs?
Is this fixed yet? Why bother adding this feature if you can't use dynamic content?
Really? No dynamic filename possible? This is completely useless... **bleep**, these partial implementation or MS own connectors to their own technology only teases the early adopting organizations but then fall flat on their face when the POC starts...
Sorry... just in a bad mood that my efforts to innovate using Flow is not panning out for many scenarios (Planner, Excel, Groups, etc...) due to lack of many features in Flow.
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Lol. I mean, sure I'll vote, but is that seriously necessary? I have to vote for a "new feature" to get Microsoft to finish implementing this feature?
Because I don't see how you can call this a "feature" when it does not work in any use case. (Seriously. I asked if anyone could think of a hypothetical use case many months ago, and so far no one has come up with anything.)
So why is fixing your mistake a "new feature" I have to vote for?
Yes I was trying the Master file approach. I have tried storing both in a SharePoint Document Library and on a file server. I am receiving in an email attachment that is an excel spreadsheet. I am trying to get that Excel spreadsheet to load into a SQL database. Originally I tried using the Create File method but as soon as I ran the Excel Create Table to be able to access the rows with Get Rows it puts a lock on the file. Then I tried the master record approach and and tried the Update File routine and that too indicated that the file was locked. Seems like once the Excel connector touches it, it wont let go. I cant even manaully go delete it even though it show being locked by my user id.
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