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Read data from excel worksheet display error on power automate desktop

Does this mean I cannot import more than 16384 rows from excel on power automate desktop?





System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.
Parameter name: The column number must be greater than 1 or less than 16384.
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.Modules.Excel.Actions.ExcelActions.GetExcelColumnName(Int32 columnNumber)
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.Modules.Excel.Actions.ExcelActions.ReadFromExcel(Variant excelInstance, Variant startCol, Variant startRow, Variant endCol, Variant endRow, Variant& finalResult, Int32 readMode, Boolean getCellContentsAsText, Boolean firstLineContainsColumnNames)
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.Modules.Excel.Actions.ReadFromExcel.Execute(ActionContext context)
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.Robin.Engine.Execution.ActionRunner.Run(IActionStatement statement, Dictionary`2 inputArguments, Dictionary`2 outputArguments)

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Super User

It means that you're trying to read more columns than Excel's maximum.


Check your input values.

Super User
Super User


Does this mean I cannot import more than 16384 rows from excel on power automate desktop?


It is about columns not rows.


Excel column limit is 16384, but are you really using those many? Check your column parameter.


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