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biconix1
Helper II
Helper II

Problems importing data from excel to Dataverse

I am trying to import data from an excel table into a dataverse table.The Flow I created triggers off the creating of a file in  a sharepoint document folder.

 

I am experiencing two major problems

1) sometimes multiple instances of the flow are triggered. today 20 copies of the flow were created when the file was created!!!

2) even when only one flow is triggered, duplicate records are created. These are the steps I am taking:

I create a list of all the records in the file:

ListRows.png

 

Then for each record i check if it is not blank. otherwise, i add a new row to the Dataverse table

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I cannot figure out why these are happening. I have spent so much time on this..... 

I am begining to believe that it is not possible to do what i planned and I need to scrap the project....

 

 

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Anton_Dali_UKR
Advocate I
Advocate I

Hi. Could you tell me please what is entire purpose of this task? Do you need to provide data import one time or this is recurrence activity?

If first assumption is correct I would rather use standard import dataverse feature. All what you need is just populate your data in the essential xls. file downloaded from dataverse and upload it back. 

Shout if you need an assistance where to find it

biconix1
Helper II
Helper II

this is a daily recurring task. unfortunately, i do not have control over the format of the excel file. the file is created in a different system and is ftp-ed.

 

biconix1
Helper II
Helper II

i just noticed that the difference between the duplicated records is that one has a timezoneruleversionnumber value of 0 and the other is 4. I can only see this when i export the table's data to a CSV file. 

i see that this is/has been deprecated. so why is it showing up? How to i prevent this or work around it? do i have to add the timezoneruleversionnumber to each of my queries?

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