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Helper II
Helper II

How to connect to Excel table loaded with Power Query?


I would like to update CDS records using power automate using data from Excel.

My data source is an Excel workbook stored on OneDrive. Excel connects to a data from the web and I am using Power Query to transform the data as needed. When I try to connect the workbook in  power automate with action "List rows present in a table", I cannot select any table "NO DYNAMIC CONTENT AVAILABLE". The workbook has two tables that are properly formatted as tables. 


I have used the same workbook already as source with dataflow. The only problem is that my primary field may change values. That's why I am looking for alternative with power automate for being able to update primary field values. Otherwise new records would be created instead of updates.


It would work if I copy and paste the table values in a new workbook and format them as table but then I would lose the refresh capability. Any suggestions? 

Helper II
Helper II

The issue appears to be a XML-Map that I used in my workbook. This feature is not supported in Excel for web. Tried another workbook with a power query and web resource, which works fine. Any alternative approaches how I could use the XML data source with power automate?

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