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Error when trying to import data from Excel while file is open in excel

If you try to import data into entities from an Excel file while the file is still open in excel you get an error in the F12 Developer Console (in Edge):


SCRIPT5: Access is denied.

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However, the user does not get any message that anything went wrong. Instead you should pop up a message saying the file was unaccessable and the user should close excel first.

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Error when trying to import data from Excel while file is open in excel

Hi ScottSe,


Thanks for your feedback.

I could reproduce this from my side, and I received the same error message from Microsoft Edge, but when using Internet Explorer 11 or Chrome, there is no the same error in the F12 console, and the Excel could be uploaded successfully.

I will help to collect this from my side.



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