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Flow to update external data in excel while file is not open



I have an excel workbook that is pulling data from OSI Pi.  The OSI Pi add on in excel allow you to pull data fby defining time periods.  My time periods for the data are now() and now()-7.  So I get a weeks worth of data at 1 hour intervals which updates as soon as I open the excel file.


I have made a power bi dashboard to show this data but the dashboard only shows the data that was last saved.  So if i havent opened the excel file for a couple of days, it will show me old data.  I want it to show me up to date data without having to open the excel file and re-save it.


Is there a way flow can open the excel file, allow the data to update and resave it? 


Thanks in advance!  

Super User II
Super User II

Re: Flow to update external data in excel while file is not open

HI @tcvviii 


Not that I'm aware of, but probably someone else here knows about something that can do that.


Sorry for the bad news :(.


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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Re: Flow to update external data in excel while file is not open

Hey @tcvviii 


You can probably give this a try:dde2.PNG


Hope this Helps!


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