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ManasKumar01
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Getting Error "The file format is not recognized. Please check that the selected workbook is valid." while running a office script in power automate

Hi All,
I am trying to save the email attached excel file to share point library and then running a office script to extract the data from newly created excel file. But  while running the "Get data from a file" office script getting below error
"The file format is not recognized. Please check that the selected workbook is valid."
I have modified and used "Get attachment V2" to create excel file  and manually ran the "Get data from a file" action in which it runs office script to get data from opened the newly generated excel file, but getting error.

 

Office Script used to get data from excel file

 

function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook,
    wsName: string, startCell: string,
    headerRowsToRemove: number,
    footerRowsToRemove: number) {


    //Declare and assign the worksheet
    let ws = workbook.getWorksheet(wsName);


    //Delare and assign the data range
    let wsRng = ws.getRange(startCell).getSurroundingRegion()


    //Get the values of the data range in array
    let wsRngArr = wsRng.getValues();


    //Count the rows in array
    let wsRngArrRowCount = wsRngArr.length-2;


    //Calcualte the number of rows to return
    let wsRngArrRowLength = wsRngArrRowCount -
        headerRowsToRemove - footerRowsToRemove + 1;


    //Remove the top and bottom rows
    wsRngArr = wsRngArr.slice(headerRowsToRemove, wsRngArrRowLength)
  console.log("Sucessfully Processed.")
    //Return the range
    return { wsRngArr };
  }

 

Flow screen shot for reference.

Getting email attachment to share Point folderGetting email attachment to share Point folder

Run office script
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 Error message 
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35 REPLIES 35
GeoffRen
Employee
Employee

- Are you sure the Folder Path from Create file 3 and Document Library from Get data from a file exactly the same?

- Can you open the newly created file in Excel normally?

- Do any of the other Excel actions work instead of Run Script?

- Are you able to select the newly created file in an Excel action in a different Flow?

kfulton
Advocate I
Advocate I

I am having this same issue -- following.

I am able to open the workbook in question on my computer and it is a typical .xlsx format.

Darkventure
Regular Visitor

I accidentally figured this out last week and forgot to circle back. My issue was that my script creates new sheets for each new dataset. The sheet name was to long sometimes (31 character limit) and would just fail. 

I landed here because I am getting the same error & it also involves a script that renames a sheet, but the sheet name is fixed & very short, so there's gotta be something else in play there. As it happens, I think I can just eliminate the sheet rename from my flow altogether.

jaanihsm
Helper IV
Helper IV

I am experiencing the same. Sheet new name is very short...anyone who is able to help? I have also tried to Get file content (from another library)> Create file > Delay > Run script from SP library but I get the same error. The file is saved successfully but it cannot read it? Hoping someone can help! Thanks!

 

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Hi! Did the removal of sheet renaming resolved the issue for you? Thanks!

Well, yes, but that was the only thing my Office Script was doing, so I just eliminated that Office Script step altogether. Is the file that is throwing the error created as an earlier step in your flow?

Yes it is a file created from an earlier step. This file is a duplication of the original file from another library (Get file content > Create file). I also tried 'Copy file' but get the same error. And even if I just dump the file, same error. I don't know what's wrong. 

By the way, my script is doing a copy sheet to a new sheet to drop all legacy connections then rename sheet. This way the excel table for the data gets successfully created.  

I have found that Power Automate/Excel connectors don't always like to play nice with freshly created files; it seems that Power Automate goes to look at that file to see how the Excel file is structured & can't straightforwardly do so with dynamic file paths. This video explains how to 'trick' it into recognizing the base code of the dynamic file for updating rows. Hopefully, you can extrapolate from this to solve your particular flow. 

https://youtu.be/caPFTd8CCdk?si=KA0J0ENFdavhZN4a

Can you post your entire script?

Hi! This is the Office Script:

 

function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook) {
    let selectedSheet = workbook.getActiveWorksheet();
    // Delete first worksheet
    let in_Progress_Report = workbook.getWorksheet("In Progress Report");
    // Unfreeze panes on selectedSheet
    selectedSheet.getFreezePanes().freezeAt(null);
    // Delete range 1:2 on selectedSheet
    selectedSheet.getRange("1:2").delete(ExcelScript.DeleteShiftDirection.up);
    // Add a new worksheet with name "DataToSP"
    let dataToSP = workbook.addWorksheet("DataToSP");
    // Paste to all cells on dataToSP from all cells on selectedSheet
    dataToSP.getRange().copyFrom(selectedSheet.getRange(), ExcelScript.RangeCopyType.all, false, false);// Delete first worksheet
    //Delete second worksheet
    let last_Issued_Revision = workbook.getWorksheet("Last Issued Revision");
}

This is strange, I can see that it works in Excel but not in Power Automate. Do you have a clientRequestId from an unsuccessful run?

mickey97
Regular Visitor

I am getting the same error. The only thing my script is doing is delete one tab. About 25% of the time it runs successfully, but the other 75% of the time if fails for that reason. It is the same workbook - nothing is changing in the workbook or the flow. Any insight as to why the Run Script action continuously fails would be greatly appreciated.

Can you post your script and a clientRequestId for a failing Flow action?

Hi! My office script is:

 

function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook) {
    let selectedSheet = workbook.getActiveWorksheet();
    // Delete first worksheet
    let in_Progress_Report = workbook.getWorksheet("In Progress Report");
    // Unfreeze panes on selectedSheet
    selectedSheet.getFreezePanes().freezeAt(null);
    // Delete range 1:2 on selectedSheet
    selectedSheet.getRange("1:2").delete(ExcelScript.DeleteShiftDirection.up);
    // Add a new worksheet with name "DataToSP"
    let dataToSP = workbook.addWorksheet("DataToSP");
    // Paste to all cells on dataToSP from all cells on selectedSheet
    dataToSP.getRange().copyFrom(selectedSheet.getRange(), ExcelScript.RangeCopyType.all, falsefalse);// Delete first worksheet
    //Delete second worksheet
    let last_Issued_Revision = workbook.getWorksheet("Last Issued Revision");
}
 
I just ran it here is the clientRequestID:
 
The file format is not recognized. Please check that the selected workbook is valid.
clientRequestId: af36585c-5577-49bc-9099-d422c020e0fc

Here is the recent clientRequestID:

 

The file format is not recognized. Please check that the selected workbook is valid.
clientRequestId: af36585c-5577-49bc-9099-d422c020e0fc

function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook) {
    let instructions = workbook.getWorksheet("Instructions");
    // Set sheet visibility to hidden
    instructions.setVisibility(ExcelScript.SheetVisibility.hidden);
}
 
This is the full flow that I built. It includes the script action in addition to other actions. However, it continuously fails on the script action. 467eea7e-f846-417b-9f2e-491410ff7062
This is a flow I created to test the script action. All this flow does is run the script:6bff9a27-df8c-4071-9493-4a032ccd70c0

I don't see any additional information other than the error posted for either of you. What file extension is the workbook you're using? Does the Flow work if you run it on a plain .xlsx file?

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