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How to get more than 256 rows from excel using Pagination in each iteration

Hi Mates,

It seems like limitation on getting rows from Excel, i can not get more than 256 rows, 

yes i tried to set 1000 at Maximum Get Count but still i can get only 256 items from excel, by any chance can we get/set with other options ..?

1. By any chance can we get 1000 or 500 at a time with help of Pagination option ...? where each time it can retrieve specified or 256 items in each loop, but it has to loop all the items and update.

yes i have googled but no luck.

Your help would be really appreciated.

Helper V
Helper V

Hi On top of that i turned on Pagination, updated with item threshold  5000,

from excel no issue looping items,

but during writing/inserting it throws error like "Flow run timed out. Please try again" at 1060 item means its updated till 1059 items around.

How can get rid out of this time out  issue during inserting.





Reading in batches will resolve your issue.


Create a variable varRowCount and set the value to 0.


In the List rows present in a table action, set Skip count to varRowCount. 


Use Do Until loop repeat the batches. In every iteration, increase the varRowCount value by 250.  You can read any number of rows with this approach.



Krishna Rachakonda

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thank you so much @rsaikrishna  , i  did just what you suggested for my excel table with 40K rows and it worked magically 😉


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