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Convert XLS to XLSX

It would be helpful to automatically convert old Excel formats to new ones using MS Flow, when they arrive by mail.

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RFisch18
Advocate I

Hello?!?

RFisch18
Advocate I

Almost 3 years, still no response???

Reigningfear
Advocate IV

This would certainly be a valuable tool as some of us still work with legacy file formats. I am currently running into that issue now where I am working with a .xls file.

RobFischer
Advocate I

any updates?

r96359
Helper IV

Seems Microsoft has finally resolved this by creating Power Automate Desktop.

This will compete head to head with the functionality of UiPath.

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Community-Blog/Convert-XLS-files-to-XLSX-files-us... 

RobFischer
Advocate I

Still nothing... Do we have to wait 4 years for a response?

j1mmyfever
Microsoft

Excel Online (Business) doesn't appear to support ingesting a XLS from SharePoint to do any data manipulation with the Flow I'm working on either. Seems like a big feature gap that would enable a lot of legacy platform integrations. 

Desktop Flow doesn't feel good for an enterprise solution, which is how I would probably try and solve this right now.

StNi
Regular Visitor

Please, this would be really helpful and can't be too complicated for the guys that invented both file formats!!

Veiga
New Member

It gets to be frustrating, a request so old that it still hasn't been resolved.
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