Cannot Submit Job with the standard input or output file path length more than 160 characters RRS feed

  • Question

  • I use the SubmitJob function to submit a job but it gives an error for my standard output file(StdOutFilePath) is too long. Is that a way to change the file path limit to 1000 characters?

    Error message from HPC: "The value for 'StdOutFilePath' is too long. The length should not exceed 160 characters."

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:54 PM

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  • Hi,

      Yes, current there is such limitation on the file path length for standout file. I've filed bug for this. And as a workaround, you can use job or task environment variables. For example, in a task:

    Set Environment variable:



    And set the task's stdoutput=\\?\%std_path%%std_file%


    Please be noted that if you want to use more than 260 characters in the path, you need to specify "\\?\" before the file path. Details please see

    Qiufang Shi
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:57 AM