Read Range While File In Use

Hi All,

I’m using Read Range (workbook version) to read several Excel files. I only need to read information from these files (no write, rename, or move activities), but occasionally I receive the “File In Use” error when another user has the file open. So is there a way to read the information within an Excel file even when it’s open by another user?

Thanks in advance for the help!

Well the Excel gets locked out when someone has it open. That is a normal behavior. If I recall correctly the Workbook version of Excel is used so that you don’t have to have Excel installed on the host machine.


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can tick “read-only” property in excel application scope to read excel files that are currently opened by other people


This works, although this activity does seem to process slower than the workbook Read Range activity. Thanks for the help!

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