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PAT run failing with zero errors or warnings

asked 2018-04-12 17:29:10 -0600

updated 2018-04-12 17:40:53 -0600

I am trying to run PAT on a model that has no errors or warnings when I run it regularly in OpenStudio. I have successfully run identical models (with different climate zones and constructions) using the same PAT measures/set up. I have no idea why this PAT is not running successfully (says status is completed fail), any ideas!? I am trying to upload the zip file to this PAT but unmet hours doesn't seem to want to do that.

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You can upload it to wherever you want (google drive, dropbox, wetransfer,...) and add a link to your original question. Or if you rename the extension of the zip to ".txt" it should allow you to upload it here.

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2018-04-13 04:27:52 -0600 )edit

Did you try creating a new PAT project with the same OSM file? You can refer this question. I guess sometimes the PAT does not like when you make changes to the original OSM file in the PAT project directory.

hnagda gravatar image hnagda  ( 2018-04-13 23:10:26 -0600 )edit

Are you running on a windows-based machine? If so, it may be that the file names of your measure files end up too long. Windows can't handle file names greater than 256 characters. It will fail with no errors or warnings or explanation. PAT v2.0+ adds a huge amount of characters making PAT pretty useless for us unless we change our entire measure library to accommodate this. We have chosen to abandon v2.0+ and are still on v1.14 for that reason. We look forward to a fix for this.

egillmor gravatar image egillmor  ( 2018-04-16 10:13:51 -0600 )edit

That seems like a very annoying limitation indeed. I suggest placing your pat project folder directly on C:\ to try that out...

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2018-04-16 10:29:13 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-04-17 15:12:27 -0600

egillmor was right. I moved the PAT folder to my desktop and it ran successfully. I was confused as to why this would be the issue when all of my other PAT files were stored in the same number of folders (i.e C:/Research/PAT/ClimateZones/"insert city name here"/PAT)#), but this particular PAT run was stored in a folder where the city name was significantly longer than the others, so maybe this caused it to exceed the character limit. Thank you!

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Glad it was an easy fix! On my machine the long-filename culprits that push me above the character limit are usually the measure resource and test files. (BCL measures in particular often have long file names.) You can rename these or delete ones that aren't needed. Unfortunately for us, it's an issue for every single PAT project, and is too time intensive to deal with, so we reverted back to old PAT. I am hoping that the developers will have a fix to this issue soon. Maybe @aparker can chime in with an update.

egillmor gravatar image egillmor  ( 2018-04-18 09:13:57 -0600 )edit

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