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System cannot find the path specified

Meteor

We changed the output folder location for a csv file. Since then we keep getting the error "The system cannot find the path specified" even though we are sure that is a valid path and was working before we changed the location. Anyone ever experience this?

 

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Usually when this has happened, it's something that I've missed.  Spelling, capitalization, file extension, etc.  There's something wrong with the path.

Regards,
Stephen Ruhl
Customer Support Engineer

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@MRioux Is the path a mapped network drive?  If so, remember you must always convert paths to UNC.

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Meteor

We resolved it by overriding the path that the Alteryx file selection wizard had (which was written correctly) with pasting the path in the address bar instead and that fixed the problem. What do you mean by converting the path to UNC?

 

Mona

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@MRioux

UNC is Uniform Naming Convention.  Basically it removes relative paths (like custom mapped folders/drives) and replaces with their real name.

After you've built and saved your workflow, click: Options --> Advanced Options --> Workflow Dependencies --> All UNC.

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Meteor

I am receiving the same error in an app that I created. In the Design Interface view I created a link to a file that the user would need to update before the app runs; however, when you click the link I get the "System cannot find the file specified" error. I have tried converting the path using the UNC method that you mentioned, but nothing changes. I did notice that when I ran the debugger, there was mention of a file name being empty in the action tool. I thought that by creating the link the associated actions would follow the path that I used. Any ideas?

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@lharris17

Can you post the workflow?

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