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Error file is totaly empty

asked 2018-02-06 15:08:06 -0600

Guinha gravatar image

updated 2018-02-25 17:35:42 -0600

Hello all!

I was running a file in the last version and got an error. The error file (stderr) was outside the running's folder and totaly empty. How can i find this folder? There is another way to find the error?

The message: **FATAL:IP: Errors occurred on processing IDF file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination. EnergyPlus Run Time=00hr 00min 1.02sec Failed.

Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHe...

Thanks

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@Guinha Please tag your application (maybe EnergyPlus? OpenStudio?) Also mention which file exactly was empty?

Avi gravatar imageAvi ( 2018-02-07 00:02:59 -0600 )edit

Thanks, @Avi ! I'll correct.

Guinha gravatar imageGuinha ( 2018-02-07 02:00:35 -0600 )edit

In your project folder, there should be a run folder. There is a eplusout.err file in there that provides more detail. This looks like it could be an incomplete object in the OpenStudio to EnergyPlus translation - can you post what you see in the eplusout.err file?

mdahlhausen gravatar imagemdahlhausen ( 2018-02-09 11:47:45 -0600 )edit

@Guinha Could you post a link to your model?

Avi gravatar imageAvi ( 2018-02-12 07:23:19 -0600 )edit

@mdahlhausen and @Avi , I added two photos of the error file and the file link. I hope the material will help you. Thanks!

Guinha gravatar imageGuinha ( 2018-02-23 09:53:08 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-02-25 13:45:19 -0600

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I think that if you open the eplusout.err file as @mdahlhausen advised you would see that:

Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.8.0-7c3bbe4830, YMD=2018.02.25 21:34,IDD_Version 8.8.0
   ************* IDF Context for following error/warning message:
   ************* Note -- lines truncated at 300 characters, if necessary...
   *************   1209 BuildingSurface:Detailed,
   ************* indicated Name=Surface 13
   ************* Only last 3 lines before error line shown.....
   *************   1210   Surface 13,                             !- Name
   *************   1211   Wall,                                   !- Surface Type
   *************   1212   ,                                       !- Construction Name
   ** Severe  ** IP: IDF line~1212 Error detected in Object=BUILDINGSURFACE:DETAILED, name=SURFACE 13
   **   ~~~   ** Field [Construction Name] is required but was blank
   ************* IDF Context for following error/warning message:
   ************* Note -- lines truncated at 300 characters, if necessary...
   *************   1305 BuildingSurface:Detailed,
   ************* indicated Name=Surface 47
   ************* Only last 3 lines before error line shown.....
   *************   1306   Surface 47,                             !- Name
   *************   1307   Wall,                                   !- Surface Type
   *************   1308   ,                                       !- Construction Name
   ** Severe  ** IP: IDF line~1308 Error detected in Object=BUILDINGSURFACE:DETAILED, name=SURFACE 47
   **   ~~~   ** Field [Construction Name] is required but was blank
   ** Severe  ** IP: Blank "required" fields found in input
   ** Severe  ** IP: Out of "range" values and/or blank required fields found in input
   **  Fatal  ** IP: Errors occurred on processing IDF file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination.
   ...Summary of Errors that led to program termination:
   ..... Reference severe error count=4
   ..... Last severe error=IP: Out of "range" values and/or blank required fields found in input
   ************* Warning:  Node connection errors not checked - most system input has not been read (see previous warning).
   ************* Fatal error -- final processing.  Program exited before simulations began.  See previous error messages.
   ************* EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.
   ************* EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.
   ************* EnergyPlus Terminated--Fatal Error Detected. 0 Warning; 4 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min  0.72sec

Which informs you that yo do have two surfaces SURFACE 13 and SURFACE 47 which missing construction names. If you would look in the spaces tab under the surfaces tab you will find that:

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Correct that and you are good to go (at least until the next error :-))

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@Avi, thank you for show me the error.

Guinha gravatar imageGuinha ( 2018-02-25 17:43:57 -0600 )edit

It's interesting because I can't see this folder inside the run folder.

Guinha gravatar imageGuinha ( 2018-02-25 17:52:37 -0600 )edit

@Guinha In the picture of the RUN folder you post up here it is the forth file from the top. It is just that the suffix of the file is not displayed.

Avi gravatar imageAvi ( 2018-02-25 23:50:19 -0600 )edit

@Avi, It's work!!!! Thank you so much!!!!! :) :) :)

Guinha gravatar imageGuinha ( 2018-02-26 08:02:47 -0600 )edit

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