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Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

Please see below for screen shots.  I noticed an invalid path error when creating a new app and connecting it to an xlsx file that had previously been used by another Qlik app.  The file appears in the Select File window, but the icon next to it indicates that it is a folder object.  This seems to apply to files that have been used as data files in previous apps.  The files that appear with the standard 'file icon' in the Select File window are all new xlsx files that have not yet been used in a Qlik app.  In the screen shots, the two files titled 'AgC Customer Street Address Extract - Business Location - old Geo Table.xlsx' and 'AgC Sample Data 04082016 Super Groups.xlsx' appear as folder object types (1), but are in fact xlsx files (2, note file names and paths), but selecting one returns an invalid path error (3).  Selecting one of the files with the normal 'document' icon does not produce this error.

Is this a bug?  Has anyone else seen this behavior?  Are there any known workarounds or ways to prevent this?  I have been able to reproduce it across multiple PCs but have not found any discussions about it so far.  Any feedback or suggestions would be much appreciated.

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satishkurra
Valued Contributor II

Re: Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

Do you have different data connections created on right side in data load editor?

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Re: Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

I have a single connection defined on the right side of data load editor:

The folder path is u:\Business Objects\Dashboarding\Sample Data Sets.

MVP
MVP

Re: Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

Could you check access rights to those two files..

Employee
Employee

Re: Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

U is a suspiciously high drive letter and seems like it might be a mapped drive, which Qlik Sense does not support.

Do those files cause similar behavior if moved to the C drive?

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Re: Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

Thanks for the reply - the files are indeed located in a mapped drive.  Does Qlik Sense not support data sources from mapped drives or data sources from shared folders?

I ask because I see the same result whether I use the mapped U: path or browse out using the full \\ServerName\SharedFolder\etc path.

Is there a way to submit feature requests for Qlik Sense?

Employee
Employee

Re: Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

Qlik Sense does not support mapped drives but it does support UNC paths, which typically remedies the issue though not in this case.

Do those files cause similar behavior if moved to the C drive or any other local drive?

MVP
MVP

Re: Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

As mentioned before I would check access rights and if the files are already open form another process (Excel?).

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Re: Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

Thanks for the suggestion - the files in question are not open and my account has access to them.

MVP
MVP

Re: Data Source Files Showing As Folders - Invalid Path Error

Does the Qlik Sense server account has access rights?

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