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Alteryx cannot find workflow...

markp201
8 - Asteroid

I don't recall this happening in 10.1 but it's happened a few times in 10.5

 

I open a workflow on the network folder.  It appears to be opening but the canvas doesn't refresh and I get a message

 

The file <yxmd> does not exist.

 

The only resolution I could find was to copy the workflow to the local drive and it opens fine.

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markp201
8 - Asteroid

A bit more on this.   I modified the properties of AlterixGui.exe to run as administrator.  If I open the list of recent workflows and select the network file, I get

 

Capture.JPG

 

When I launch by selecting a workflow on the network, I get (note: redacted filename)

 

Capture.JPG

On a hunch, I removed run as adminstrator and the workflow loads.

markp201
8 - Asteroid

The solution appears to be an issue with logical/mapped drives.  I did a quick search on the community but didn't find this referenced.

 

To verify, I created a mapped drive for a networked location and tried to open a workflow.   The same error occured.

 

I then created a shortcut to the physical location of a mapped drive and opened a workflow.  The error did not occur.

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