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MJKarben
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Export Data out of a CSV sheet into one excel table

Dear folks,

 

I have an issue. I receive one time a day a CSV sheet with several rows via email. The structure of this sheet is always the same. It is an update of loaded shipments with notes of destination, pallet qty and weight. 

 

I would like to collect this data into one excel sheet over flow. Is this possible ? If yes, how ?

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

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v-monli-msft
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Hi @MJKarben,

 

I'm afraid that this cannot be achieved so far, you will have to manually copy the csv sheet from email content to excel file. Since you cannot extract the columns from email body in flow. Email body will be considerd as a whole dynamic content.

 

But if you think that this is important feature for you, you could add an idea in below forum so that others who have the same request could vote on it:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Regards,

Mona Li

 

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Hi!

 

You can use Parse CSV action from Plumsail Documents connector. It allows you to convert CSV into an array and variables for each column. Please read this article demonstrating how it works.

 

In your case you will need to parse your CSV into an array using this action, then you can use Create XLSX document from template action from the same connector to generate an XLSX file. Please read this article describing how to work with XLSX templates.

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v-monli-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @MJKarben,

 

I'm afraid that this cannot be achieved so far, you will have to manually copy the csv sheet from email content to excel file. Since you cannot extract the columns from email body in flow. Email body will be considerd as a whole dynamic content.

 

But if you think that this is important feature for you, you could add an idea in below forum so that others who have the same request could vote on it:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Regards,

Mona Li

 

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

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Hi Mona,

 

sorry for my bad explanation. The CSV Sheet is send as an attachement on the email. It is not include in the email body. 

But it won't make the situation better right? 

 

Thanks

MJ

 

 

rv
Advocate I
Advocate I

Did you ever find a solution to this issue? I have the same question.

Hi there,

 

Just for future reference, Parserr, a conenctor available on Microsoft Flow extracts text from CSV, emails, PDF, Excel etc. You would simply forward the email to Parserr and setup the rules required to extract the text you require out of the CSV.

 

Let me know if I can help at all

 

Courtenay (Parserr)

Hi Courtenay,

 

thanks you for your help. I will try it out. 

 

Cheers

MJ

Anonymous
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Any news ? did you succed and if you did it how ? same issue for me 

rv
Advocate I
Advocate I

Currently the only way seems to be with parserr which was overkill and expensive for my particular project.
Jmenas
Regular Visitor

Hi,

 

Thanks, I am also having the same issue nor new .xlsx or .csv is working for me. 
This is a key feature especially with so many companies still running with XLS in their DW. 

Best,
J.

Owl_No
Regular Visitor

i have same issue but no one wants to help

Usman1
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Advocate I

I have the same issue but I also want data transforming using Power Query before exporting it to Excel.

Hi!

 

You can use Parse CSV action from Plumsail Documents connector. It allows you to convert CSV into an array and variables for each column. Please read this article demonstrating how it works.

 

In your case you will need to parse your CSV into an array using this action, then you can use Create XLSX document from template action from the same connector to generate an XLSX file. Please read this article describing how to work with XLSX templates.

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juresti
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Continued Contributor

I hope this can help with csv issues.

 

It is built completely in flow. 

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Cookbook/import-csv/td-p/440472

 

.... There is a new cookbook section after they renamed to Power Automate, apparently a lot of users are not finding it.

 

I know this post is from 2017 but I was curios how many 2019 and 2020 there were still looking for csv solutions.

 

 

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