Excel application scope stuck execution for workbook with "the author would like you to open this as read-only"

The robot stuck at excel application scope for the workbook with pop up “the author would like you to open this as read-only”. The pop up can only be seen when the workbook is opened manually. However, the robot execution hangs without any error message for the same workbook. Anyone has encountered similar problem? Any suggestion for resolution please? Thanks! I am using excel activity version 2.4.6884.25683.

Hi @Mon,
I have encountered it,
Use element appears activity for the pop up and click on read only button .
open excel manually and enable editing for the excel.


Hi @Naveen_tg, thanks for the reply.

Actually here I am trying to use read range… to translate excel table to datatable using Excel application scope…from what I see “element appears” only works when it is used with “start application/process”.

Anyway, I’ve noticed that the excel wasn’t hung but delayed for a few minutes before opening up. My guess is the issue with the excel workbook.