Activate cell in Excel worksheet Action(Power Automate Desktop)


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The "Activate Cells in Excel Worksheet" Action is used to activate (select) specific a cell on an Excel worksheet in Power Automate Desktop.

This action allows you to specify the a cell you wish to activate. You may use this action to determine the active cell in an Excel file before performing any processing with a macro or Power Automate Desktop on the active cell.

Note that Excel must be installed with Power Automate Desktop in order to use this action.

How to use

First, specify the target Excel file in Launch Excel Action or Attach to Running Excel Action  and drag Activate cell in Excel worksheet Action from Excel to 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.


Specify the cell position to be activated.

Select either "Absolutely specified cell" or "Relatively specified cell".

Absolutely specified cell

Specify columns and rows numerically. Specifying 1 for both makes cell A1 active.

Relatively specified cell

Specify how much to move from the currently active position.

Select up, down, left, or right for "Direction", and specify the number of cells to be moved for "Offset from active cell".

One action is one direction, so two actions are required for diagonal movement.

Cells with name

Added in the August 2023 update.

Specified by the name of the named cell range.

Variables produces

It does not exist in this action.

On error

Error handling is performed as needed.

If a cell is incorrectly specified or If the selection fails for any reason, an error occurs.

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Excel Actions

Move to the specified cell in the Excel book.