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EnergyPlus error after running OpenStudio (passing lighting schedule)

asked 2015-02-06 11:31:00 -0500

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updated 2015-02-06 12:14:43 -0500

Hi, I have run my model with OpenStudio using Radiance for the daylighting simulation. But after that I want to run the idf file (out) in the EnergyPlusPreprocess folder. The problem is that I can not open the idf file because I receive this error:

Too many fields for object:Schedule Compact
Line number: 4849

This happens when the lighting schedule is made through Radiance due to the daylighting control. How can I fix this problem?


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answered 2015-02-06 12:17:23 -0500

You probably have too many fields for the Schedule:Compact object on line 4849. If this is the case, you might need to edit the Energy+.idd file to allow more fields for Schedule:Compact.

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macumber gravatar image macumber  ( 2015-02-06 12:24:59 -0500 )edit

yes, I saw the issue. The idd has 4500 fields for Schedule:Compact but my idf file contains 5100 fields for the schedule compact. In the issue, it is not written how to edit the idd file. would you please help me how to edit the idd fiel?

eldav gravatar image eldav  ( 2015-02-06 12:44:03 -0500 )edit

This is a ugly work around, that you should not do in general, but you should be able to edit the Energy+.idd file under 'C:\Program Files\OpenStudio 1.6.0\share\openstudio\EnergyPlusV8-2-0'. Find the 'Schedule:Compact' object and then copy, paste, modify the object to add more lines (make sure to renumber the new fields and end the object with a semi-colon).

macumber gravatar image macumber  ( 2015-02-06 13:12:08 -0500 )edit

So, if I don't do this ugly work, Is there any other option for running the IDF file and having the numerical values of the simulation?

eldav gravatar image eldav  ( 2015-02-06 13:36:05 -0500 )edit

Not currently, sorry

macumber gravatar image macumber  ( 2015-02-06 13:49:45 -0500 )edit

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