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Office JS error : cannot run Excel script from power automate but works from Excel


As the subject, I wrote a script  below 


function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook) {


  let selectedSheet = workbook.getActiveWorksheet("ELE");
  selectedSheet.getRange("B3").copyFrom(selectedSheet.getRange("B3:J74"),ExcelScript.RangeCopyType.values, falsefalse);
it works well in the excel (through Office 365), but cannot work from power automate.  The error message is 
We were unable to run the script. Please try again.
"Office JS error: Line 4: Range copyFrom: There was an internal error while processing the request."
The purpose of this script as follows :
Data from Worksheet"ELE' is pulled out from another worksheet (raw_data) by using vlookup function.  In order to convert this excel file to PDF by Power Automate, I have to delete the worksheet (raw_data).  Before I delete the worksheet (raw_data), I have to change the data in Worksheet 'ELE' which are pulled out from Vlookup function to actual values.  That is the reason why I used 'copyForm' on the same worksheet. 
Could anyone suggest any solution ?

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Instead of:

let selectedSheet = workbook.getActiveWorksheet("ELE");


Can you try this?

let selectedSheet = workbook.getWorksheet("ELE");


If this still doesn't solve the problem, can you share your clientRequestId so we can further troubleshoot? Yu can find it from the run history of your flow (you may need to expand the Run script action).

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Instead of:

let selectedSheet = workbook.getActiveWorksheet("ELE");


Can you try this?

let selectedSheet = workbook.getWorksheet("ELE");


If this still doesn't solve the problem, can you share your clientRequestId so we can further troubleshoot? Yu can find it from the run history of your flow (you may need to expand the Run script action).

i have similar problem but with another example:
Error: Office JS: Line 4: PivotTable removeDataHierarchy: There was an internal error while processing the request.



function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook) {
	let pivotTable1 = workbook.getPivotTable("PivotTable1");
	// Remove pivot field from a hierarchy in pivotTable1
	pivotTable1.removeDataHierarchy(pivotTable1.getDataHierarchy("Liczba PSD "));


any ideas?

and an additional question: is there any chance to refresh PivotTable with PowerBI (dataset) as a source with Sripts?
Doesn't work for me.



To further troubleshoot the error you were seeing, can you share the clientRequestId? You can find it in the flow run history (you may need to expand the Run script block).


Regarding data refresh, unfortunately it's indeed not supported yet when running in Power Automate:


clientRequestId: 6879e034-ff94-47df-bc50-0031c541f17c

@ThunderDub -


Based on the logs on our side, there seemed to be a "RefreshPivotTable" operation that caused your script to fail (as I mentioned in my last reply refresh is currently not supported when running in Power Automate).


Since your script doesn't explicitly refresh the pivot table, I'd assume it was probably somehow implicitly invoked by those pivot table operations in your script.

yup, it's a pivot table based on PowerBI dataset, so any change of shape equals refreshing...


still don't get why it works just via script and doesn't work via script started by flow 🙂



Sorry for the confusion here! Office Scripts is still a very new feature, and dependencies are still being built to support it. Running it in the cloud in an unattended fashion (e.g., running in Power Automate) may pose even bigger challenges to us since many existing assumptions won't apply any more. We have been actively working with our partner teams to close all the gaps. The ability to refresh data connections has been one of the top items on our list.


Thanks for your patience!

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I need some help 

No pudimos ejecutar el script. Vuelve a intentarlo.
Error de Office JS: Line 4: Worksheet getRange: The request failed with status code of 504, error code UnknownError and the following error message:
clientRequestId: 11486d8b-5a47-461c-9135-a58f2927c751


line 4

 let range = Sheet1.getRange("AB1:AH1");
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Hi I also encounter same issue.

Additionally when I delete soem rows to see if script can be run from power automate with less rows, the new issue come out. Although everything works well if I just run the script at excel online. Appreciate if I can get some advise on this issue.



  "message": "We were unable to run the script. Please try again.\nOffice JS error: Line 78: Table addColumn: Timeout\r\nclient





  "message": "We were unable to run the script. Please try again.\nOffice JS error: Line 55: Worksheet getRange: The request failed with status code of 504, error code UnknownError and the following error message: \r\n




Hi the issue was resolved. pls ignore this post.

 Can report that workbook NamedItem is resulting in a 504, although it may have worked fine previously. 


function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook) {
	// Construct talble reference
	const tabletest = workbook.getLastWorksheet().getTables()[0].getName() + "[#All]";
	// Get existing defined named reference
//	Push table into tableNames

	let tableNames = workbook.getNamedItem('Files3d').getFormula().split("(")[2].split(")")[0].split(",");


//	Set defined name with new formula

	workbook.getNamedItem('Files3d').setFormula('=DROP(HSTACK(' + tableNames.toString() + '),,1)')




I have created the flow including Run script for creating a new pivotTable using loop. However we are getting error mentioned :- 

 "We were unable to run the script. Please try again.\nRuntime error: Line 52: Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'setPosition')\r\nclientRequestId: fc90eda6-59f7-46fc-bc47-f349ac3b2b3c",
  "logs": []
Please advise how to fix the issue asap



I have fixed the issue. Please ignore this. Thanks. 🙂

Not applicable

We were unable to run the script. Please try again.
Office JS error: Line 12: Table addRows: The request is aborted.
clientRequestId: 2b72c779-4009-411d-9970-a137061ad86d

Hi , could you please have a look at my script too? i mean when i run it manually in excel it works, but when i execute it during a flow , the following error is returned

"We were unable to run the script. Please try again.\nRuntime error: Line 38: Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'getRange')\r\nclientRequestId: 479c647f-df3b-42fb-94ce-8cee0a5ab6c8"


Do you have any part of the script referencing an Active Worksheet/Cell or something similar?


Any references to an Active Worksheet/Cell/Table will need to be made explicit using the Worksheet/Cell/Table name to run it from a flow where there is not an active user with a workbook sheet open or with a cell selected.

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Like everyone here I too am having script issues,

my script works perfectly in excel, but when i try and run it in PowerAutomate i get the following error


We were unable to run the script. Please try again.
Office JS error: Line 10: Range setFormulasLocal: The argument is invalid or missing or has an incorrect format.
clientRequestId: 9682fdcb-98ed-4efd-aebc-80b060b11af1


the script is as follows

function main(workbook: ExcelScript.Workbook) {
    let selectedSheet = workbook.getActiveWorksheet("Page 1");
    // Set range W1:AD1 on selectedSheet
    // Add a new table at range A1:AD10000 on selectedSheet
    let newTable = workbook.addTable(selectedSheet.getRange("A1:AD20000"), true);
    // Table style applied on table newTable
    // Set range W2:AD2 on selectedSheet
    selectedSheet.getRange("W2:AD2").setFormulasLocal([["=SUMPRODUCT(([@[Engineer In Date & Time By Agent]]<FILTER([Engineer Out Date &Time By Agent],[Engineer Name]=[@[Engineer Name]]))*([@[Engineer Out Date &Time By Agent]]>FILTER([Engineer In Date & Time By Agent],[Engineer Name]=[@[Engineer Name]])))>1", "=DATEVALUE(TEXT([@[Engineer Out Date &Time By Agent]],\"DD-MM-YY\"))", "=MAXIFS([Engineer Out Date &Time By Agent],[Engineer Name],[@[Engineer Name]],[dateonly],[@dateonly])", "=MINIFS([Engineer In Date & Time By Agent],[Engineer Name],[@[Engineer Name]],[dateonly],[@dateonly])", "=TEXT([@maxtime]-[@mintime],\"h:mm\")","=COUNTIFS([dateonly],[@dateonly],[Engineer Name],[@[Engineer Name]],[Project Reference],[@[Project Reference]],[State],[@State])","=[@timeonsite]/[@Countif]","=ROW(RC)"]]);
    // Set format for range X2:X20000 on selectedSheet
    // Set format for range Y:Y on selectedSheet
    // Set format for range Z2:Z20000 on selectedSheet
    // Set format for range AA2:AA20000 on selectedSheet
    // Set format for range AC:AC on selectedSheet
help please 


You and likely others have references to an Active Worksheet when you need to make that reference the worksheet by name...
let selectedSheet = workbook.getActiveWorksheet("Page 1")

Should be
let selectedSheet = workbook.getWorksheet("InsertWorkSheetName");

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