File Chooser Widget for Local Path

Hello,

I’m currently creating a workflow where 3 different XLS files need to be imported.
Unfortunately the path to the files (mount point drive letter) is not the same for every user of the workflow.

Therefore it is necessary that the user specifies the excel file in three Excel Reader Nodes.
To make the workflow more convenient I’d like to create a component with widgets to select all necessary parameters (several datetime values and the excel files).

Unfortunately the File Chooser Widget only works with mount points - but not with local paths.
Is there a workaround - or a third party node that provides a widget for a “browse file” dialog and returns a file path?

Cheers,

Holger

Hello @turczynski,

and welcome to KNIME Community!

How about File Upload Widget node? It’s a widget that works with local paths. Alternatively you can use Local File Browser Configuration node. Also works with local paths but is a configuration node rather than a widget node so if you are building workflow for WebPortal you wanna go with first one.

Br,
Ivan

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Hi @ipazin ,

thanks for the quick reply! Option 1 fits to my needs because I’m not building the WF for WebPortal but for local use. So I will realize the selection for my three different date values as well via the Configuration Node and then the complete WF is ready to be setup in a single “dialogue”.
:+1:

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