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An unexpected error occurred. com.google.protobuf.InvalidProtocolBufferException: Invalid value: {} for expected type: STRING Please contact system administrator.

  • 22 December 2022
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I get a recurring error in one of my automations. It only happens once every time we run the automation, the second time that we run it, we don’t receive the error. Is there a fix for this?

 

An unexpected error occurred.

com.google.protobuf.InvalidProtocolBufferException: Invalid value: {} for expected type: STRING Please contact system administrator.


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HI @Gene Edwards  

Please provide some details of the actions you are using. Anyway check below reference:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50387660/protobuf-invalidprotocolbufferexception-with-some-strings

 

Regards.

 

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@Raul Jaimes I’m using OCR Capture Area after I open PDFs in Edge browser. This error only occurs the first time the bot runs, after it fails I no longer receive the message. It is very odd. 

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@Raul Jaimes I’m using OCR Capture Area after I open PDFs in Edge browser. This error only occurs the first time the bot runs, after it fails I no longer receive the message. It is very odd. 

 

Try to add a big delay (5-10 secs)  before the action that throws exception. 

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@Raul Jaimes unfortunately I’m still getting the error. It’s very odd.

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