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evnp
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Update Excel Query prior to running flow, without opening Excel

I have an excel query that will gather a table from an external website.

This query automatically updates every hour when I have that Excel file open.

I have a flow/automation that

  • grabs the table at the end of each day
  • updates a Sharepoint List with the days information
  • creates a pdf report of the table that is sent to a list of users who subscribe to this update

This all works perfectly, BUT it requires me (or someone) to open that Excel file each day in order to update the query. 

The entire process is automatic, other than this one piece. 

 

My question...

Is it possible to have an Excel Query update without actually opening the Excel file?

I want to SET IT AND FORGET IT, but that's kinda hard to do if I need to remember to open the Excel document each day.

Is this possible? or should I be looking a different solution for collecting the table data in the first place?

Thanks in advance for any help here. 

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Gristy
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i think you will have more success if you store the data in a sharepoint list and then have a flow that updates it as required.

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