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Topic Title: Can't use shared dataset in workflow evaluation
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Created On: 06/12/2018 11:04 AM
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 06/12/2018 11:04 AM
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n00b (>6 posts)

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I'm still new to Automate Enterprise 11, coming from Automate Pro 10. So the workflow system is still a bit new to me, and I admit I could be goofing something up.

I'm trying to implement the sample workflow from here: http://www.networkautomation.c...orkflow/57bb66539904a/ . The goal is to loop through a dataset of files using a counter.

The evaluation is "dsFile.TotalRows <= varCounter". But when it runs, I get this output:

    Workflow 'My Workflow Name' failed because: (10094) ActiveX Automation: Object var is 'Nothing'

The problem seems to be in trying to access the shared dataset from outside a task. Should that normally be possible here? Admittedly, that downloaded sample was designed for BPA 10, so for all I know something changed in AE 11.

Meanwhile I'm using a workaround: in the task that populates the dataset with files, I also populate a shared variable with the "TotalRows" of that dataset. So at least I get a working evaluation.
 06/15/2018 09:53 AM
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Ricardo Castaneda

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Hello Josh,

Would it be possible to post the workflow for review? If you do not feel comfortable posting it, you can email it over to for further review.

Note: Make sure to include the forum thread in your email.


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