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Stop Blank Rows from Automatically being created & recreated?

How do I stop Blank Rows from Automatically being created & recreated? Please help

I have a Dataverse table where about 10 blank rows are being created randomly every day. Every time I delete the blank rows, they are recreated within minutes. I now have 1200+ blank rows which I have now deactivated--- this at least hides them from view. However, about 10 new blank rows are still being created each day. 

 

What I know:

  • This issue started after a failed attempt to import hundreds of data rows using Microsoft Excel Power Apps Add-In
  • Blank rows are automatically created daily at random times in groups of about 10 items and created within the same minute. 
  • When blank rows are deleted, they are automatically recreated within minutes.
  • Audit History shows me as the creator.
  • There are NO dataflows running on the table.

 

Attempted Fixes that Failed:

  1. Turn off ALL power automate scripts, business rules, workflows, and business flow processes related to the table.
  2. Populate the required data columns in each row and then delete the rows.
  3. Delete ALL spreadsheets (.xlsx) related to the table (Microsoft Excel Power Apps Add-In). 
  4. Revoke table "create" permissions from myself -- This temporarily stopped row creation, but the issue resumed once I received create permissions again.
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I believe this issue is now resolved. I think it was related to either a dataverse table business rule that assigned a column value or a power automate flow that assigned a column value. Overall, I'm not sure why it was happening or what caused it, but it appears to be resolved now.  

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dpoggemann
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Hi @Ethan_Power 

Can you go into Advanced Settings --> System Jobs and look for any jobs that might be running with your name on it as the owner?

Hope this helps. Please accept if answers your question or Like if helps in any way.
Thanks,
Drew

@dpoggemann -- Thank you for sharing this info! I just dug into the System Jobs view (accessed through Power Platform Admin Center). Unfortunately, I do not see any system jobs that look suspicious or indicate record creation or restoration, except maybe this one which looks unrelated:

System Job -- Failed Microsoft.Dynamics.ProjectServiceCoreSandbox.Plugins.Plugins.PublishToEventHub.PostOperationSecurityRoleChangeEvent: Associate of systemuserroles Entity (Deprecated in v4.76)

dpoggemann
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Hi @Ethan_Power ,

Stupid question but do you still have your Excel file in some type of "deleted items" or recycle bin location?  Example, could it be in your SharePoint recycle bin yet?

Hope this helps. Please accept if answers your question or Like if helps in any way.
Thanks,
Drew

Thank you again for this! I have cleared all recycle bins. It seems like the new creations are slowing down. Only 3 created over the weekend. I'll keep an eye on it and update this post if/when it resolves. 

I believe this issue is now resolved. I think it was related to either a dataverse table business rule that assigned a column value or a power automate flow that assigned a column value. Overall, I'm not sure why it was happening or what caused it, but it appears to be resolved now.  

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