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dustinmhodges
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Retrieve email addresses from Excel sheet in Sharepoint and send emails automatically?

Hi Flow Community,

 

Dustin here...total noob. I have a process which involves a user uploading a new Excel Sheet each week with the same nomenclature, but with the date adjusted for the week it was sent. This spreadsheet is hosted in a shared document library and contains a column of email addresses. I am looking for a flow that could retrieve the email addresses from the column in the sheet, and send an email from Office365 to those emails listed. It will be the same standard template email each week.

 

Is this possible? Many thanks to all in advance!

 

Regards,

Dustin

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v-micsh-msft
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Hi @dustinmhodges,

 

For Excel stored in SharePoint library, it is not available for the Excel connector to work with it.

Check:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/excel/

"

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft. Connect to your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in your file services like OneDrive for Business, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, etc. You can perform various actions such as create, update, get, and delete on rows in a table.

The Excel Connector currently connects to Tables only. It will insert a column called __PowerAppsId__ to the Table if there is no such column. This column is used to keep track of changes in the row.

"

A possible workaround should be:

1. First, Add the SharePoint trigger-.When a file is modified (to make this work properly, please create a special folder for the Excel file),

2. Copy the Excel file into OneDrive for Business,

3. Add the Excel connector, choose the Get rows action, 

4. After that, take use of the Outlook Send Email action to work with the Email address.

 

Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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v-micsh-msft
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Community Support

Hi @dustinmhodges,

 

For Excel stored in SharePoint library, it is not available for the Excel connector to work with it.

Check:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/excel/

"

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft. Connect to your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in your file services like OneDrive for Business, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, etc. You can perform various actions such as create, update, get, and delete on rows in a table.

The Excel Connector currently connects to Tables only. It will insert a column called __PowerAppsId__ to the Table if there is no such column. This column is used to keep track of changes in the row.

"

A possible workaround should be:

1. First, Add the SharePoint trigger-.When a file is modified (to make this work properly, please create a special folder for the Excel file),

2. Copy the Excel file into OneDrive for Business,

3. Add the Excel connector, choose the Get rows action, 

4. After that, take use of the Outlook Send Email action to work with the Email address.

 

Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Hi Michael,

 

Thank you so much for the detail. I am going to play with this workflow, and I will report back if I find any success or challenges worth noting. Thank you!

 

Regards,

Dustin

Has a Sharepoint connector been built yet for getting rows from an excel table?

I am trying to get the email address from a table row and then email person with data from that same row.

Want to read each row until end of table. Thanks!

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