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Schedule:Week:Compact error when importing IDF into Openstudio

asked 2014-11-18 08:32:46 -0500

oat's avatar

updated 2015-07-11 17:17:42 -0500

Hi, I got the following error message when importing and IDF file, which runs correctly in EnergyPlus, in OpenStudio 1.5 for Sketchup 2014. May I have your advices on why there's such errors? Thanks!

Error: File at XXX.idf is not valid to draft strictness. The collection is INVALID at strickness level "Draft", because of the errors: Field level data error of type DataType. Error is in an object of type "Schedule:Week:Compact", named "Sch_week_AC", in field 7. Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.

I'm using OpenStudio 1.5 with EnergyPlus 8.1 after checking this post:

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welcome @oat! - I retagged your question so it's searchable.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2014-11-18 08:39:59 -0500 )edit

Thanks, Matthew! I need to learn a bit more on MarkDown ...

oat's avatar oat  ( 2014-11-18 08:43:49 -0500 )edit

@oat, can you edit your question to include the 'Schedule:Week:Compact' named 'SchweekAC' from your IDF?

MarkAdams's avatar MarkAdams  ( 2014-11-18 09:46:03 -0500 )edit

Would you mind making the title more explicit please? Maybe something like "Schedule:Week:Compact error when importing IDF into Openstudio"?

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2014-11-18 10:46:19 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-11-18 10:41:51 -0500

updated 2014-11-18 10:43:52 -0500

There is an issue filed related to importing Schedule:Week:Compact objects into OpenStudio from an IDF file. If you remove those objects from a copy of your IDF file, then you should be able to import the rest of it.

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David, I am having the same problem with the idf file that I converted from v5 to v8.2. It goes away if I change the compact schedule type to daily. Since I have numerous prototype files for residential (and may be commercial) that need the conversion and then used in OS, is there a easy way to fix this problem, or do I have to write my own script for this? Thanks, -Rohini

Rohini's avatar Rohini  ( 2015-07-07 12:33:20 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-11-19 14:09:14 -0500

If David's solution doesn't solve your problem, you may also want to consider renaming that object to remove the underscores from the name. I've experienced the same error as a result of a unacceptably-named object.

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Noted with many thanks, Ben! Will check your suggestion.

oat's avatar oat  ( 2014-11-20 07:32:37 -0500 )edit

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