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How to convert XLS to XLSX format using Power Automate

Hi Folks!!

I need to convert XLS into XLSX format of excel via Power Automate FLOW.


* I Don't want to use UI Flows as it is not free.

* I Don't want to use Third party tools such as Plumsail, encodian etc as it needs access to Tenant Admin.


Please suggest any other way around to achieve the feet.




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Hi there,

Unfortunately there isn't a free way to use Power Automate to convert XLS into XLSX. It requires a paid standalone license in order to do so.


In case you decide to go this route, here's a blog post that might help you drafting it:
Converting xls files to xlsx file using #powerautomate and avoid the pitfalls in #powerquery using x...







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Microsoft needs to address this. Having us send files to a 3rd party is not an acceptable solution for business sensitive data. Why is this continually ignored by Microsoft???

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