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"Error parsing "Schedule:File". Error in following line" in E+ 8.9

asked 2018-09-15 19:09:48 -0500

sajithwjay's avatar

updated 2018-09-16 07:31:59 -0500

I have created an IDF in E+ 8.8 and then updated to 8.9. Once it runs in one of my work stations it gives me the following error sequence related to the "schedule file". However when I run it in my other work station and the laptop in 8.9, it runs, gives out timestep results with rapid fluctuations and I have posted that error in a recent previous question here,

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answered 2018-09-17 07:35:27 -0500

updated 2018-09-17 11:53:21 -0500

Without seeing the IDF file, you have a stray comma, semicolon, or newline.

In fact, it looks like the parser might be struggling with the "\r" that is part of your path for the file. If this is the case, then this is a bug in the parser.

Edit: It was a bug in the input parser.

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answered 2018-09-17 09:50:20 -0500

From the error message, I believe the problem may just be the path to the CSV file. Try putting the CSV file in the same folder as the IDF and use a relative path or if that doesn't work, try putting the CSV file in a folder close to the root (like c:\temp) and see if that works.

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Both of these suggestions should avoid the input parser bug and should be used as a workaround for EnergyPlus 8.9.

MarkAdams's avatar MarkAdams  ( 2018-09-17 11:57:12 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-09-16 06:42:57 -0500

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I am taking a wild guess here: Make sure the encoding of that file are UTF-8 and not something else. In many cases I saw that was it.

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Thank you very much for your response. The file was not in UTF-8. I changed it to UTF-8. However, it didn't solve the issue. Still yields the same error message.

sajithwjay's avatar sajithwjay  ( 2018-09-16 14:59:50 -0500 )edit

@sajithwjay could you post a link to the files and to your idf file? Make sure that after changing to UTF-8 there are not any odd characters in the text.

Avi's avatar Avi  ( 2018-09-17 02:43:09 -0500 )edit

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