Convert Excel


The 'Convert Excel' Power Automate action allows you to convert the following file formats (Input):

  • xls
  • xlsx
  • xltx
  • xlsb
  • xlsm
  • csv
  • tsv
  • ods
  • spreadsheetml

To the following formats (Output):

  • PDF
  • XSLX
  • XLS
  • HTML
  • CSV
  • TIFF
  • PNG
  • TXT

Example Flows

Please refer to the following article showcasing the 'Convert Excel' action

Default Parameters

The default 'Convert Excel' flow action parameters are detailed below which are contextually based on the selected Output format:

  • Output Format: Select the output format: PDF, XSLX, HTML, CSV, TIFF, PNG or TXT.

  • Filename: The filename (including the file extension) of the file to be converted.
  • File Content: A Base64 encoded representation of the Excel file to be processed.

Advanced Parameters

The advanced 'Convert Excel' flow action parameters are detailed below:

All output formats:

  • Worksheet Name: Specify the name of a worksheet to target for conversion.
  • One Page Per Sheet: Place all worksheets onto a single page.
  • All Columns in One Page Per Sheet Name: Include all columns from a single sheet on the same page.
  • Remove Markup: Sets whether comments and tracked changes should be removed from the document upon conversion.
  • Culture Name: This setting is used to set the culture for the workbook prior to conversion. Please refer to the Culture Names article for a list of supported cultures. 

Output format: PDF:

  • Generate Bookmarks: Set whether bookmarks should be automatically created.
  • PDF/A Compliant: Sets whether the resulting document should conform to PDF/A format.
  • PDF/A Compliance Level: Sets the required level of PDF/A compliance.

Output format: TIFF:

  • Compression: Select a compression algorithm, the default is 'LZW'


Return Parameters

The 'Convert Excel' flow action returns the following data. 

Action Specific Return Values

  • File Content - The converted file (Base64)

Standard Return Values

  • OperationId - The unique ID assigned to this operation.
  • HttpStatusCode - The HTTP Status code for the response.
  • HttpStatusMessage - The HTTP Status message for the response.
  • Errors - An array of error messages should an error occur.
  • Operation Status - Indicates whether the operation has been completed, has been queued or has failed.


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