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Watched folder access denied


Level 2

I want to read an Excel file in the watched folder in a readDocument process step. When the process tries to open the Excel file I get an access denied error for the watched folder. The administrator user has full control over the watched folder and the Excel file is not read-only.

Is there something wrong with my watched folder settings?
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Former Community Member
Where does the error appear? Did you set the userid and password for the watch folder in it setup?


Level 9

If you're setting up a watch folder, you don't need to use a readDocument step - you just need to define an input variable of type Document, and the watch folder does the rest.

I suspect you're getting an error because the WatchFolder code and your readDocument step are both trying to read the same document.