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Does File browse tool work on gallery?

alt_tush
8 - Asteroid

Hi All,

 

I have developed one workflow on Alteryx designer 2019. Where i used file browse tool to browse the file from my desktop.

 

I have deployed this workflow on Alteryx Server gallery.

While accessing this workflow from my local machine through gallery URL is it possible to browse the excel file from my local desktop machine?

If yes then what is the file size limitation to browse the file. Because i have excel file which size is approx. 85 MB. I have most of the inputs whos size is greater than 70 MB.

 

Also i am using MS Edge browser to run the Alteryx workflow. Does file browse tool is compatible with MS EDGE. If no, then there is any alternative to read the Excel from my desktop using Alteryx server gallery.

 

Thank you in advance :)

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alt_tush
8 - Asteroid

Hi Luc_C,

 

Thank you for your prompt reply. We have actual large amount of date/report which is generated from one workflow and input for other workflow.

 

So there is no any special formatting/name range etc and file have only one sheet.

So only concern is huge excel data file which i process through gallery if you see image it shows processing and after sometime it gives me error. Note.. it happens only for huge file only. For small size file i havent seen any error and it is processing properly.

 

We have already setup a network drive.. because of Network drives give me error, i saved the file in my local desktop and tried but still my issue is not resolved. So this issue is occurred in both Network drive as well as my local machine drive/desktop.

 

 

Luke_C
17 - Castor

Hi @alt_tush 

 

The idea would be to connect the input tool to the network drive and not use the file browse - that would remove the file upload size issue. Though if you're just using the output of one workflow as the input, why not output as a .yxdb? Have you considered using a chained app?

alt_tush
8 - Asteroid

Hi Luc_C,

 

Users requirement is for file browse tool.. instead of any specific path using input tool. And my concern is why i have getting this error while using file browse tool. Does file browse tool compatible/supportive from Alteryx or not.

 

Thanks a lot for you kind guidance :)

Luke_C
17 - Castor

Hi @alt_tush The file size is the issue. That is why you're getting the error. Is Excel the proper format if you're simply creating an output for another workflow? Maybe a flat file would be more appropriate? Or yxdb. 

alt_tush
8 - Asteroid

Thanks Luc_C for your help :)

I will try with yxdb file.