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Upload data from several excel to one SPO list

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Freenit
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Hello.

 

I need to upload data from several excel files to the one SPO list.

Could someone advice hove to do this correctly and if this possibility exists?

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You have some options here to achieve this:
(1) Write a PS Scripts that reads your Excel files and upload the data to a SPO list
(2) Upload the Excel files in SPO and use Flow to access the content in the files to store them in the SPO list
you could also use 'quick edit' to copy & paste the data from excel directly into your lists. See https://sharepointmaven.com/3-ways-import-excel-sharepoint/ for some other options.
Quick edit is how I usually do it. Make sure you use Classic mode thou. I've noticed trying to paste in more than 20 records in modern quick edit gets stuck on an indefinite loading box. But classic mode works fine, so click bottom left to go classic, then the list / library tab, and you'll see Quick edit.

This is assuming these spreadsheets are not too complicated data wise ;).
I also noticed a quirk recently, whereby I could not copy from modern quick edit in Chrome, but I could in IE - although I could paste into quick edit in Chrome fine.

@Freenit It all depends on your data and some answers are already provided as well.

 

If you are concerned about accuracy then I will either go with 

A] Power shell 

B] Small Console Application

 

But if you can take risk with Accuracy then 

A] Copy the data from different excels to diff. lists (hopefully some correlation will be their to makes tows unique) and then write a workflow or ms flow which triggers and copies that data from different list to a single list. Why I said the accuracy can be challenging if you have some conflicting data you need to handle carefully.

B] Manually coping with quick edit its painful and leads lot of errors.

 

Hope this helps.

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