Power Automate Desktop | Working with Excel exercise | Extend a forecast model in Excel one period to the right

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Software ==> Power Automate Desktop  (18 exercises)
Version ==> Latest version
Topic ==> Working with Excel  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> Power Automate training
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The workbook in the above folder contains Professor Dumbledore's monthly spending forecast (obviously this was before his tragic death at the hands of Alan Rickman). Your task is to write a flow to add on another period to the right, ready for use:

Extending model

The model extended one period to the right.  To do this you'll have to copy the last column, then set the values for the added cells to £0.00.

Create a new flow called Exercise NN - DumbleMore and set it to do the following:

Task Notes
Open the workbook You should also make sure you activate the Dumbledore worksheet (it's not the only one in the workbook).
Find the last column One way to do this would be to get the first free column, and then subtract 1 from this.
Copy and paste the last column You only need to paste the cells from row 1 down to 7.  Ideally you should get your flow to press Esc to clear any status bar message after doing this.
Zero the new values Set the values in rows 4, 5 and 6 for the new column to 0, and leave the cell in row 4 selected.

In an ideal world you would create separate subflows for each of these discrete tasks, and call them from your main flow.

Test that your flow works, then save and close it.

You can unzip this file to see the answers to this exercise, although please remember this is for your personal use only. Our Power Automate exercises answers are provided as text files - you can see how to assemble these back into PAD flows here.
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