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Helper III
Helper III


hi, I am trying to Get an excel in a SP document library.

Can you help me on how the Uri should read? or how to get the correct path?


Super User
Super User

Hi @ALFRED05 .


The correct URI syntax would be 


https://{site_url}/_api/web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('/Folder Name')/Files('{file_name}')/$value


Reference article: 


In Power Automate.




Note: Dest2 is the name the of my document library and 'sample_pin.xls' is the name of by excel file.


You can change the above with dynamic values returned by Power Automate trigger(prehaps you can use 'When a file is created properties only').


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Helper III
Helper III

Hi @CFernandes , thanks for your help! however it did not work.


I got this error first, so I just added what it said and tried again.I got this error first, so I just added what it said and tried again.this is how it lookedthis is how it lookedbut I got this, I am the owner of the SP site and I dont have the excel file locked in any waybut I got this, I am the owner of the SP site and I dont have the excel file locked in any way


any idea what could be going wrong?



In the URI - please add only 


/_api/web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('/Folder Name')/Files('{file_name}')/$value


Please do not add SPWeb.ServerRelative URL. Please create the request similar to the screenshot below.




Also please check the the permission for the user(with which you have created the SharePoint connection) on the document library.



Helper III
Helper III



The same error 😞



@ALFRED05 Can you let me know what are you trying to achieve? Perhaps we can work around it using another approach?

@CFernandes  Sure,


I am trying to dump rows from and excel to sharepoint list, when an excel is uploaded to SP, grabs that file and copy the rows to a sharepoint list.

@ALFRED05 You can follow the tutorial at


Instead of the Recurrence trigger you use 'When a file is created SharePoint' Trigger.


I hope it helps.

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