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NatCar
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Getting forms replies into an Excel file, create a task in planner with details from the excel, and update Excel with Task ID

Hi,

 

I am just starting with flows, so maybe what I want to do is not feasible. I want to do one flow that in one go does the following:

 

1- Takes the answer from a Form and populates an excel file in Teams with: Nominee name,  AwardJustification

(Excel has Vlookups to identify the nominee and add the manager, organization, manager email, etc)   -> This works fine

2- Creates a task in planner with the Nominee, and Award as title

3- Updates the Task's details to include the information from the Excel

Key column: Nomination dateDate   
Key ID: Submission time     (From the form)

Status:  Id  (the task ID just created)

 

It fails in the last step because it says that it doesn't find the submission time into the column where the submission date has just been written. I double checked and the excel does contain the date correctly.

 

It just doesn't make sense why it doesn't work.    I'll appreciate any help to make sense of this, because the Submission date is the only way I can think of to retrieve the last row.

 

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Thanks!

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Hi @NatCar,

 

Here is a document that introduces how to change it:

Modify-or-change-the-data-type-setting-for-a-field

 

You could consider using other fields as key column if its value is unique.

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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Mira_Ghaly
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@NatCar 

You are passing a wrong value to update row step in your flow as per the error message , can you please paste a screenshot of your Update Row Step?

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v-litu-msft
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Hi @NatCar,

 

I guess the Nomination dateDate column in the Excel table is a date type, right?

If it is, we can't lookup them by using the timestamp, because the date type column store in the Excel table is number formate that counting from 1899-12-30.

 

It's recommended that change the Nomination dateDate column into a string type.

 

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

 

 

 

Hi @NatCar,

 

Here is a document that introduces how to change it:

Modify-or-change-the-data-type-setting-for-a-field

 

You could consider using other fields as key column if its value is unique.

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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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