Error when reading an uploaded excel file

Hi all,

We are trying to read an uploaded excel file on the Knime Server. The upload goes well and I see the reference to the file as variable:

file:/opt/knime/knime_server/workflow_repository/jobs/edf516/object-store/373a737c89791/myfile.xlsx
/opt/knime/knime_server/workflow_repository/jobs/edf516/object-store/373a737c89791/myfile.xlsx

When the Excel Reader node tries to read the file (using for instance the Custom URL), we see an error message in the server that says:

Executed failed: Direct access to the local file system is now allowed on Knime Server.

Any ideas one a possible solution?

Thanks,
Matheus

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In the latest version of KNIME Server local filesystem access outside the repository has been turned off via a parameter. You can change the parameter to allow access. The link below is to the section of the documentation that describes this behavior and how to change it.

https://docs.knime.com/2019-12/server_admin_guide/index.html#local-fs-access

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