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Write Column

UiPath.MicrosoftOffice365.Activities.Excel.WriteColumnConnections

Description

Write a column in a selected Excel file using an Array Column or a Data Column. You can map individual fields to target columns using the individual fields option under Data Column.

Scopes

This activity requires the following scopes:

  • Files.ReadWrite
  • Files.ReadWrite.All
  • Sites.ReadWrite.All

Project compatibility

Windows | Cross-platform

Configuration

  • Microsoft OneDrive & SharePoint connection - The connection for the Microsoft 365 account to use in the activity.
  • Workbook - The Excel workbook to use. The method to specify the folder to be retrieved: Folder picker, Enter Id, Enter Url.
    • Workbook sample - The workbook template to use. The field is visible after clicking Use workbook template. Browse the OneDrive folders and select a workbook. In Studio Desktop, the option is available from the See more button menu next to Range type. To learn more, see Working with templates.

    • File/Folder picker option: Click the Folder docs image icon to browse the OneDrive or SharePoint files/folders and select a spreadsheet. This option accepts input as IResource.
      • Use the See more button menu to use a variable or select the Reload Folder Picker option if you've modified your folders and need to retrieve the latest data.

    • Enter Id option:

      • Workbook Id - The ID of the workbook of interest. This property supports String variables and string formatted values.
      • SharePoint site address - The URL of the SharePoint site that contains the file or folder. This property supports String variables and string formatted values. Open your SharePoint site in a browser and copy its URL, e.g., https://yourcompany.sharepoint.com/sites/ProductOfficial.
      • SharePoint document library - The document library within the indicated SharePoint site that contains the file or folder. This property supports String variables and string formatted values. Open the Documents tab in your SharePoint site and copy the URL, e.g., https://yourcompany.sharepoint.com/sites/ProductOfficial/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx.
    • Enter Url option:

      • Workbook Url - The URL of the workbook of interest. This property supports String variables and string formatted values. Retrieve the URL by opening the file in a browser.
  • Range - Indicates the range where to write or append data. You can use custom ranges using full A1 notations. This property supports String variables and string formatted values.
    • Select the Update Ranges option if you've modified your sheets and need to retrieve the latest data.

    • Select the Update Fields option if you've modified your workbook and need to retrieve the latest data.

  • How to write - Specifies how to add the data to the specified range. The available options are:
    • Overwrite - Overwrite any previous data that exists. Writes the column in the exact place. If a range with multiple cells is selected, write on the first column.
      • Column Position - The column index position where the activity overwrites the column. The index can be used from iterating on the range columns using Read Range. Columns starts from 0.
    • Append Right - Append data to the right. Default option. Looks for the first empty column to write to, from left to right.
      Note: Appending data does not currently support named ranges.
    • Insert - Insert a column.
      • Column Position - The column index position where the activity overwrites the column. The index can be used from iterating on the range columns using Read Range. Columns starts from 0.
  • What to write - The data in a DataTable that will be written in a workbook. The available options are:
    • Data Column - Use a Data Column as input data.
    • Array Column - Use an Array Column as input data.
    • Individual Fields - Map data to individual target fields.
  • Data Column to write / Array Column to Write - The data in a Data Column or Array Column that will be written in the workbook.
  • Manage Target Individual Columns - Select additional fields for the current object. This field is displayed if you select the What to write - Individual Fields option and if you select a spreadsheet and range. If you use variables, a spreadsheet sample is required.

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