pxParseExcelFile not parsing the file

I'm trying to replace MSOParseExcelFile with pxParseExcelFile (Pega 8.2).Though it executes without error, I couldn't find any data after parsing the excel (with one sheet).

FSFileName and TemplateRFB are passed as I did for MSOParseExcelFile rule.

Anyone tried this? Anything I'm missing here or its a bug in the activity?


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July 25, 2019 - 12:54pm

I am also running into this issue. The FSFileName is provided as pxRequestor.pyFilePath after uploading an Excel document through the FilePath control (PegaGadgets:8-01-01) with .pyFilePath listed as the target property of the control, and the TemplateRFB being passed in is present in the application. Both follow the same formats previously needed for the MSOParseExcelFile activity.

After running this activity with the above inputs and performing an Obj-Save on the page it was run on as well as the page provided for output (outputPageName), there is no data present. These pages are both of the same class. My tracer displays no warnings, errors, or fails when it is run during this process.

Where exactly on the clipboard would the parsed data be written to if not the outputPage or the page the activity was run on?

July 29, 2019 - 2:30am

I'm not sure if anybody tried it yet. It would be good if Pega can confirm if its a bug or not.

August 17, 2019 - 1:44am

Hi , 

The pxParseExcelFile  seems to be working fine. To answer to your question to where on clipboard we can see the parsed data -- We can see that under pyWorkPage-->pySheets. 

August 17, 2019 - 1:45am

Also, attached is a sample document for making a simple pxParseExcelFile .


August 22, 2019 - 10:17pm

Please mark the answer as Helpful as the related SR is now closed for the same.


August 23, 2019 - 2:09am

SR resolved by showcasing how it works. Below is what I observed.

In MSOParseExcelFile, we pass the Template RFB parameter within quotes.

But for pxParseExcelFile, we shouldn't be using quotes for that parameter. It started working after quotes has been removed.

If we parse by sheets, the output will be under PageName->pySheets->List. If we dont use sheet name to parse, it will be PageName->List (Similar to MSOParseExcelFile)

Hope this helps.

August 23, 2019 - 2:27am

Thanks for the confirmation Saravanan.