When an xls file is open in excel, it is not possible to select the file in Input file html control in Microsoft Edge

External Issue #4675660

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Sep 22, 2015
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Repro Steps:

  1. Create a xls file
  2. Keep the file open in excel
  3. go to this fiddle http://jsfiddle.net/9z8g82eu/ and in the file upload control select the same excel file.
  4. You can see that the file is not selected. The expected behaviour is the file has to be selected and the file name should be displayed in the input text box after the selection.

Expected Results:

  1. Create a xls file
  2. Keep the file open in excel
  3. go to this fiddle http://jsfiddle.net/9z8g82eu/ and in the file upload control select the same excel file.
  4. You can see that the file is not selected. The expected behaviour is the file has to be selected and the file name should be displayed in the input text box after the selection.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Sermet I.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Rossen A.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Rossen A.” to “Jonathan H.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Jonathan H.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “External”

    • This is issue has been marked as a duplicate, however there is no indication (that I can see) on which is is the “original” issue. And I could not find any other issue with the same symptoms.

      Several users in our company can reproduce this bug, I’d like to ensure proper tracking of its fix. Any news would be appreciated.

    • This has something to do with the way how Office applications are opening files.
      Some other apps also don’t have access to office files when they are opened in office.

    • This is basic functionality that is not working. I’m quite disappointed at Microsoft bug handling. You seem not to want to understand.

      One cannot select an open Excel file - you must close it beforehand.

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We confirmed the problem, and implemented a solution on a later build of Edge. We are resolving this issue as a duplicate of an existing internal bug report. We look forward to additional feedback you may have on how we can improve Microsoft Edge.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Thank you James for the feedback.

    • It still doesn’t work. One can’t add an excel file if it’s open in Excel. (It works in Internet explorer and Chrome)

    • @Roger A. : if you read James M. carefully, he stated :
      "We confirmed the problem, and implemented a solution on a later build of Edge."

      Therefore I think it’s quite normal that you don’t have the fix on your environnement (unless you are a developper with early build access?)

    • Here’s a new fiddle. In all other browsers you can select an excel file open in Excel, except in Edge.

      Internet explorer - check
      Chrome - check
      Edge - fail

      https://jsfiddle.net/t1jhetnh/

    • Later as in not released yet?

    • @Roger A. That’s what I understand from his message.

    • I read the statement carefully and it’s not very clear if it’s released or not. Anyhow, as long as it gets fixed I’m happy.

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