Close Excel Action(Power Automate Desktop)


Japanese version.

The Close Excel Action closes and saves the Excel file opened in Launch Excel Action or Attach to running Excel Action .

If you want to save the file without closing it, use Save Excel Action.

How to use

Drag Close Excel Action from Excel onto the workspace.

Set Parameters.


Excel instance

Specify the target Excel file.

Specify the Variables produced for the Launch Excel Action or the Attach to running Excel Action.

Before closing Excel

Do not save documentClose without saving.
Save documentSave the updates.
Save document asSpecify additional file paths and file formats.
Document format

Only if Before closing Excel is Save document as, specify an additional file saving format.
In most cases, Default (From Extensions) is specified.

Document path

Only if Before closing Excel is Save document as, specify an additional file location in one of the following ways

When specifying variables, Display select file dialog is used.
The main case will be that the tool user selects a file.

If there is a possibility that the specified file already exists If the specified file may already exist, it is recommended to check its existence in advance.

Variables produced

Not present in this action.

On Error

Error handling is performed as needed.

Failed to save Excel document

This is an error when a file fails to save, for example, because the user does not have write permission to the destination directory.

Failed to close Excel instance

This error occurs when the Excel application fails to close.

If this occurs, it is recommended to check if the file has been saved and restart the computer.


Excel Actions.

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