KNIME Server to save Excel file on shared network drive

#1

Hi,

I am trying to use the Excel Writer node to save a file on a shared network drive. It works when I run the workflow locally, however when I run my workflow through KNIME server it looks like shared drive paths are not allowed

I need to save this file somewhere where other analysts (who don’t use KNIME) can access it. I’ve tried saving it to a relative path and saves successfully. However I’m not sure where the analyst can pick it up.

Thank you

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#2

Is you KNIME Server on LINUX or WIndows?

If windows, you should be able to use network paths, \server\folder as long as the user or service account running the server has write access to the folder/share.

If the server is on LINUX then it gets a little more difficult since the two OSes resolve file paths differently. I’ve had success with mounting the share on the linux machine under the knime server repository which would allow you to use the knime.server url pathing.

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#3

It is Linux. Does this solution involve working with my KNIME server admin? He feels that it isn’t a good idea opening up the KNIME server to our shared drive.

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