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How do I Output an Excel file to my SharePoint site?

Brad1
11 - Bolide

How do I Output an Excel file to my SharePoint site?

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dataMack
12 - Quasar

Alteryx can write files to sharepoint sites - the trick is getting Alteryx/windows to treat sharepoint as a network drive location instead of a website.  You do this by using this convention:

 

\\sharepoint.yourcompany.com@SSL\DavWWWRoot\sites\yourSiteName\yourLibraryName

 

The ''@SSL ' is necessary if you are using HTTPS on the site.

Brad1
11 - Bolide

Thanks for your answer.

 

I own the SharePoint site so there shouldn't be an issue there.  It not https so I removed @SSL from:

 

\\sharepoint.yourcompany.com@SSL\DavWWWRoot\sites\yourSiteName\yourLibraryName

 

I get: Error creating the file "\\sharepoint[....]Networks": Access is denied.   [.....] is me leaving out the full addr.  Any idea?  Does http need to be in front of \\?

 

Thanks for any help.

nnickerson
6 - Meteoroid

Were you able to get this solved?  I'm having the same issues accessing Sharepoint server from Scheduler Server. 

Brad1
11 - Bolide

I'm not sure I have an answer to your question.  I do have an answer to mine. 

 

I was trying to push up an Excel file to my SharePoint Site that is http and not https.

 

The format is:

 

//sharepoint.Your_Company_Name.com/sites/Your_SharePoint_Site_Name/Your_Library_Name/Your_File_Name.xlsx|||Your_Sheet_Name

 

Note: do not add http: to the front of that path

and if you have a space in your Library Name or other parts of the path then you need to add   %20   where the space would be.

 

Good luck.

 

 

nnickerson
6 - Meteoroid

It works find from my PC, but when running on a server, I'm getting an error: cannot access the folder:

 

Here's my filename:

 

//sharepoint.myorg.com/departments/deptname/Reports/page/filename.csv

 

AndrewK
7 - Meteor

@nnickerson I am running into the same problem. Works on my PC but not in the server. 

 

So far I have tried the following. 

Running with my credentials

Granting access to the Alteryx server service account

Replacing Spaces with %20

 

I sill get an error saying the folder cannot be accessed.

 

Any other ideas? 

Brad1
11 - Bolide
The server may not be setup to hit that path/folder.
JTCairns
8 - Asteroid
Check that you have WebDav installed and enabled on the server
AlteryxGallop
8 - Asteroid

Hi @dataMack @Brad1 @JTCairns @AndrewK @nnickerson 

 

I was able to configure the Sharepoint output path as shared by dataMack.

 

My question is I am unable to schedule this on a weekly basis, when I push the flow to gallery it does not work. Is there a way to resolve this ?

 

Also in my company I need to first authenticate the Sharepoint link on Internet explorer for the first time and only then does the flow work.

 

Any guidance here would be valuable.

 

Thanks in advance

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