You are correct on both accounts. Network drives are not listed by default, but they can be resolved by drive letter in the "Path". I can see two reasons for this:
1. Simplicity. We create a much cleaner look by not showing all mounted drives/devices by default. This may not be the best reason but then again, I'm just guessing.
2. Best Practices. Looking back at how QV Server works, when running a reload through the QVS it cannot resolve mounted network drives by drive letters as it's being ran as a "service" and not a "user". To that end we recommend people use UNC paths as much as possible. So, by not showing the mounted drives by default we don't encourage people to follow a direction that wouldn't be best practices. Too many negatives in one sentence? Maybe.
Thanks for bring this up. If from online help menu Creating a new folder data connection
It has mentioned you can Type in the UNC path to connect data on network drive.
But I would agree with you this might not so detail why this mount drives can't be selected from the dialog box. I will bring this back to our internal discussion see if we can improve this in the future. Cheers!
I too, am having problems creating a data connection in my QlikSense application (running in a QlikSense Server environment) to a network shared folder. Even when I use UNC, I get the failure message that the path is not valid.
The link you provide above is no longer valid. Can you perhaps please send the updated link to help on creating network shared folder connections?
Thanks very much,