EDL is returning "Could not find a part of the path" in the error.log file.
Cause and resolution of EDL error "cannot find part of path"
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written: 03/04/2011
last modified: 03/22/2024


You are getting errors like the following in the error.log file after setting up an event in EDL.

Could not find a part of the path 'N:\Manufacturing\Machining\Operators\QCC Files\'.    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
:   at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, DirectorySecurity dirSecurity)
:   at System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(String path, DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)
:   at Prolink.EnterpriseDataLoader.SyncEvent.CreateQCCTransactionFlagFiles()
:   at Prolink.EnterpriseDataLoader.Loader.LoadAllData()
:   at Prolink.EnterpriseDataLoader.EDLLoadService.moTimer_Elapsed(Object sender, ElapsedEventArgs e)


You are using a mapped drive letter. Since EDL is a Windows Service, it runs under a different security context that does not map drives.


Instead use UNC formatted paths for your server. Please see the following article as it explains how to set up EDL correctly on the network.

EDL Network Service Permissions

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Applies To

Enterprise Data Loader v.4.20
Enterprise Data Loader v.3.30