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GCC alternative to Flow for Excel add-in?

Apologies if this is the wrong place to be asking, but I couldn't find a more appropriate forum. I'm working on a push-type integration from Excel to Teams using the Flow for Excel add-in (https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-microsoft-flow-integration-in-excel/). I was able to successfully test a single, plain message to a teams channel using one of the templates, but after some failures and rooting around, I discovered the flows were being created on the commercial tenant rather than gov cloud. And when I tried to post an adaptive card rather than a raw message, I got the explicit error, "Tenant home region 'gcc' is not supported."

 

I haven't seen any activity on that add-in for more than a year, so I assume I can't count on this being resolved anytime soon. Is there active development on that plug-in? Are there plans to make it work for gov cloud? If not, is it possible to do what I'm trying to do (initiate a flow from Excel using the 'for selected row' action) on the gov cloud? Thanks!

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manuelstgomes
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Hi @Anonymous 

 

I don't think there's an official notice yet out. 

I found an answer for another post (not the same topic but similar), and a Microsoft Staff indicated that there are no plans.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/AI-Builder/AI-Builder-GCC-Gov-Availability/m-p/390263

 

I also found this article with the limitations:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/us-govt

 

Hope this helps you

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Thanks @manuelstgomes, that's helpful to know. Disappointing but not surprising.

 

I don't know much about Power Automate or Flow, so I don't know if there's another way to do what I'm trying without this particular add-in. We have an Excel file on Teams containing a single table. I'd like to post an adaptive card to a channel whenever a row is added to the table.

 

It seems like this would be a common scenario, but I haven't found any tutorials. I think I could figure out the rest if I had an idea of the right framework of triggers and actions. On the other hand, if this isn't something that would normally be done, that would be helpful to know, too (i.e. I might be trying to misuse the tools).

 

Thanks again!

I am in a similar situation and wondering if you were able to find a workaround for this issue. 

HI @BrittanyBrown and Anonymous

 

I'll try to dig a little bit further to see if I can find a workaround for you, but don't get your hopes up until Microsoft officially tackles this.

 

Keep in touch.

 

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KamikazeIT
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Any luck on this? I am having the same questions moving from commercial to GCC.  I have a schedule in excel with formulas to calculate dates and scheduling and used to use flow to update/create these tasks in planner via teams.  Now lost all that functionality.

 

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