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jkasavan
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excel flow

I have many Excel worksheets in Sharepoint. I am trying to implement a flow to do an email notification. It is working in my first Excel worksheet. In my next Excel sheet, when I click on Flow in the Excel On Line, the flow panel opens. But, instead of displaying the flow I created, it says "Create your first flow" - so why dont I see the flow I already created? 

 

Also - on a second comupter I can open the same worksheet. When I say to edit in Excel and I click on Flow, then the panel opens but it never populates and I hear a click, click click, click, click...

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jkasavan
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Re: excel flow

I did come up with a flow that runs off excel the way I wanted: It triggers an email notification based on a change to an excel file in SharePoint. It uses excel on SharePoint, vba macro to transfer data into a “master” excel file on shared network drive, which is synchronized to a SharePoint list which THEN triggers the email in flow when a new row arrives to the SharePoint list.

 

Feels a little “work-aroundy”, but it seems to be functional.

 

The initial approach wasn't workable b/c each separate excel sheet would be linked to each flow, the path/file gets some digital tokens that tie them together. So I abandoned the whole idea for awhile. Then I re-thought the process and came up with this approach.

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Re: excel flow

Hi @jkasavan,

 

How is your flow created? Could you show me a screenshot to help reproduce this issue on my side?

 

I assume that you are using the Excel online trigger For a selected row, is it right?

 

You said that in your next Excel sheet, you are asked to create your flow. Have you created a flow for this Excel file?

 

Please share more details to help reproduce this issue.

 

 

Best regards,

Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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jkasavan
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jkasavan
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Re: excel flow

Is it necesary to create a new flow for each separate Excel file that is in the Sharepoint directories? I would like this flow to execute for any Excel file in the Sharepoint directory as long as it contains a table called Table1 and the flow can run.

jkasavan
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Re: excel flow

I see in settings a reference to my Excel file:

 

1. Location (readable URL)

2. Document Library some odd code: b!ZFHrYtYJ5UOBWU_X... 65 characters

3. File another odd code 01U7T73... 34 characters

4. Table

 

So if I can figure out the odd code for all my Excel sheets in SharePoint could I modify the Document Library and the File so that the Flow could then be used over in other Excel sheets without having to re-create the flow for every separate Excel sheet? (There are hundreds of these sheets to run this Flow on). 

 

Like with VBA or within the Flow? 

jkasavan
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Re: excel flow

I did come up with a flow that runs off excel the way I wanted: It triggers an email notification based on a change to an excel file in SharePoint. It uses excel on SharePoint, vba macro to transfer data into a “master” excel file on shared network drive, which is synchronized to a SharePoint list which THEN triggers the email in flow when a new row arrives to the SharePoint list.

 

Feels a little “work-aroundy”, but it seems to be functional.

 

The initial approach wasn't workable b/c each separate excel sheet would be linked to each flow, the path/file gets some digital tokens that tie them together. So I abandoned the whole idea for awhile. Then I re-thought the process and came up with this approach.

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