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Automation only completing 30 loops instead of 120

I have an automation that opens a spreadsheet and reads the data, then in a loop (loop 120 times)(current loop iteration is X):


inputs cell A-X into a search bar in a website

clicks a link to download a ZIP

opens the ZIP and puts file in a folder

opens the file and navigates to tab "G 59"

copies data from cell D11 into (initial spreadsheet) cell C-X

copies data from cell D12 into (initial spreadsheet) cell D-X

closes the downloaded spreadsheet and deletes itself


For some reason the function starts functioning incorrectly after exactly 30 iterations. It begins just copying blank data to the cells in C-X and D-X.


I know that it isn't an issue with the data used to lookup the spreadsheet, nor is the spreadsheet tab "G 59" missing from the downloaded spreadsheets. I know this because I have tried changing the order of the data in column A, and it still bugs out after 30 iterations. Attached are screenshots of the automation:




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Maybe you mixed up the Excel instances/files?

Did you try to debug and look at the content of the variables?


@fraenK It seems to be a paste error. It's also interesting that the automation only manages to paste to 60 cells before throwing an error. Previously it was 2 columns and 30 rows, now its 17 columns and it gets through 3.5 rows. 


Location: Subflow: Main, Action: Paste cells to Excel worksheet


Error message: Failed to paste cells.


Error details: Robin.Core.ActionException: Failed to paste cells. ---> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Microsoft Excel cannot paste the data.
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.RuntimeType.InvokeDispMethod(String name, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Object target, Object[] args, Boolean[] byrefModifiers, Int32 culture, String[] namedParameters)
at System.RuntimeType.InvokeMember(String name, BindingFlags bindingFlags, Binder binder, Object target, Object[] providedArgs, ParameterModifier[] modifiers, CultureInfo culture, String[] namedParams)
at System.Type.InvokeMember(String name, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object target, Object[] args, CultureInfo culture)
at Robin.Modules.Excel.Actions.ExcelActions.InvokeMethod(Object o, String methodName, Object[] methodArgs)
at Robin.Modules.Excel.Actions.ExcelActions.PasteCells(Variant excelInstance, Variant firstCellCol, Variant firstCellRow, Int32 pasteMode)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Robin.Modules.Excel.Actions.PasteCellsToExcel.Execute(ActionContext context)
at Robin.Runtime.Engine.ActionRunner.RunAction(String action, Dictionary`2 inputArguments, Dictionary`2 outputArguments, IActionStatement statement)




Are you able to interpret this? How can I resolve the issue?


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