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ClintRB
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Solution To Sorting A Table Within A Flow

Hi All,

 

I had been searching for a way to sort a table within a flow.

 

One solution (if you are using excel online) is to use the script function within excel and then add in a Run Script step in your flow.  One thing I did have to do was add in a delay after the script runs otherwise the next step was too quick and had taken the data before it was sorted.  See below.  Creating the script was easy, same as recording a macro.

 

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Cherers

 

Clint

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jinivthakkar
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

@ClintRB There is no way connector or supported method for sorting table in excel.

 

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@jinivthakkar , yes there is if you are using excel online.  I have a table that has lines added to it, then the flow calls the script to run which sorts one of the columns alphabetically then the table is pulled into an email. Works great, maybe you should try it.OverDue Flow.jpg

jinivthakkar
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

@ClintRB thats great, sure. I am not sure what is the script part. Please can you share more details of your script ?

@jinivthakkar  VBA doesn't work with excel online so I guess they have introduced the script feature to get similar control. The script info is under the "Automate" tab".  I am not proficient with writing code but the script function can be used the same way recording a macro is in desktop excel.  For the script I just recorded the steps of filtering the table.  

 

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Cheers,
 
Clint
Dubya
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@ClintRByou should mark your own response as a solution! This helped me immensely! Thanks!

 

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