Unable to access file names from shared network path in “Directory” Data Source
Detailed problem statement:
When we use Directory and give shared network drive as \\<servername>\<foldername>, we were not getting any output.
But if we pass directory path as absolute as “C:\SLP”, we are able to get the output.
Would need help to find a way to get the output of fileNames from Directory Datasource when we give "Network path"
Sorry - I just want to clarify - you say that if you use the UNC network drive mapping style it doesnt work - but then you say if you use the absolute C:\SLP it does work - but C:\SLP is relative not absolute. Sorry - I'm not picking holes here - I just want to be clear.
The Universal Naming convention (which is absolute) of a network drive = \\servername\sharename\foldername
Have you specified the sharename in the path when trying to map to the correct folder?
If this doesn't work - you could try the relative drive mappings R:\foldername - and strictly speaking unless you are using floating licenses - you won't be running the ReadyAPI! project on multiple machines so you don't need to worry about different people's machines having different network drive mappings. I suppose you could ensure that EVERYONE who is executing the project have the same network drive mappings so there's no problem - but I appreciate you don't want to use relative drive mappings in this case
Obviously using the relative drive mappings wont work on any machine that doesn't actually have the drive mapped!