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GCSE-308: Error: "Your PDF file is invalid or corrupted. Select a valid PDF file" when uploading a PDF using UNC Path in Image Template tool

clarab
Alteryx
Alteryx
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Error: “Your PDF file is invalid or corrupted. Select a valid PDF file" while uploading a PDF file, in the Image Template tool.” if UNC path is used

 

Environment Details

 

Loading a PDF file from UNC path in Image Template tool fails with the following error:
 

Your PDF file is invalid or corrupted. Select a valid PDF file
 
  • Alteryx Designer
    • Version(s): 2021.3
  • Additional Tools:
    • Alteryx Intelligence Suite
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Cause

 

GCSE-308/TCPE-117 has been logged to address this behaviour.



 

Resolution

   
As a workaround, please use a mapped drive.
  

Additional Resources

Comments
bremere
6 - Meteoroid

I'm having this exact issue - however the drive is virtual (I run Alteryx via parallels) - I have the same issue if I use a google drive file location or if the file is on my mac desktop, which is replicated in the parallels VM that I use for Alteryx. Any insight to how to work around my issue?

GideonM
6 - Meteoroid

Anyone has solution this?

amruta
7 - Meteor

We had same issue. Please install newer version of AI from the downloads. 

In this version the defect is fixed, it at least worked for us. AlteryxAISInstall_2022.1.1.42590.exe