Solved: Excel 256 Row Limit in MS Flow

Problem

When processing Excel files containing over within Microsoft Flow, you might notice that only the first 256 rows will be returned …

What The? What’s Going On Here?

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Solution

Well it turns out that by default Microsoft Flow limits you to fetching the first 256 rows … however you can increase this limit in the following way

  1. Navigate to SETTINGS on the Excel step
  2. Enable Pagination
  3. Set the Threshold above 256 e.g. 5000.
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Shane Bartholomeusz

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