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3310013 - SAP Data Services unable to interpret directory separator "\" in the file path - SAP Data Services 4.x


  • A Job reading from a file format object fails with the following error message 'Cannot open file <D:ProgramDataserver_eventlog_yyyy-mm-dd.txt.idx>. Please check the files path and  permissions.'
  • The Job server is interpreting the file path incorrectly, instead of reading D:\ProgramData\server_eventlog_yyyy-mm-dd.txt.idx it's removing all directory separators and tries to read D:ProgramDataserver_eventlog_yyyy-mm-dd.txt.idx instead

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  • SAP Data Services SP14 PL 25 Version:
  • All Supported platforms


SAP Data Services 4.0 ; SAP Data Services 4.1 ; SAP Data Services 4.2 ; SAP Data Services 4.3


SAP Data Services, Directory_separator, DSConfig.txt, file separator, file format, FIL-080101 , KBA , EIM-DS-EXE , Job Execution , Problem

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