Publishing a Map Attachment Fails - Fluid Topics - 3.8

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When uploading a Map Attachment from the Back Office, the upload is unsuccessful and you receive the following error message:

{"errorMessage":"404 NOT_FOUND - Unable to retrieve afs:what metadata"}

Example of the exhaustive error message while uploading a PDF file as a Map Attachment:

Unable to load document
Unable to load document EN.Security+Center+Installation+and+Upgrade+Guide+5.7+GA.pdf
HTTP Response
404 — Not Found / {"errorMessage":"404 NOT_FOUND - Unable to retrieve afs:what metadata"}
Cache-Control: no-cache
Content-Encoding: gzip
Content-Length: 91
Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:12:59 GMT
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Exception Message
Not Found
Error Location
Date & Time
2018/03/26 13:12:59
Browser Specificities
appCodeName: Mozilla
appName: Netscape
appVersion: 5.0 (Macintosh)
platform: MacIntel
userAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0
cookieEnabled: true
BoServerSessionId: 53e6b27f-a025-4857-842c-959750f7edce
ft-content-locale-choice-type: USER
ft-content-locale: en

ft-ui-locale-choice-type: USER

ft-ui-locale: en

Impact(s) on users

This issue prevents KHUB Admin users from uploading this specific file to the portal.

This issue causes no impact to end-users.

Possible root cause(s)

This issue might occur when:

  • The filename of the file to upload as a Map Attachment does contain a space.

The MapAttachment connector cannot deal with space in the filename.


  1. Remove spaces from the Map Attachment filename.

    Note: "_" or "+" signs are supported.

  2. Update the Control File with the new filename.
  3. Make a new ZIP archive with the updated files.
  4. Upload the ZIP archive again through the Map Attachment connector from the Back Office.