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New date formatting in "RUNPERIOD" section of idf file? fileupdate does not deal with this

asked 2019-03-04 05:12:40 -0500

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updated 2019-03-05 07:30:08 -0500

I have a v8.7 idf file the RUNPERIOD section looks like this:

!-   ===========  ALL OBJECTS IN CLASS: RUNPERIOD ===========

  RunPeriod,
    ,                        !- Name
    1,                       !- Begin Month
    1,                       !- Begin Day of Month
    12,                      !- End Month
    31,                      !- End Day of Month
    MONDAY,                  !- Day of Week for Start Day
    No,                      !- Use Weather File Holidays and Special Days
    No,                      !- Use Weather File Daylight Saving Period
    No,                      !- Apply Weekend Holiday Rule
    Yes,                     !- Use Weather File Rain Indicators
    Yes,                     !- Use Weather File Snow Indicators
    1.0000;                  !- Number of Times Runperiod to be Repeated

When I run fileconvert to upgrade to v9.0 this is what happens:

!-   ===========  ALL OBJECTS IN CLASS: RUNPERIOD ===========

  RunPeriod,
    ,                        !- Name
    1,                       !- Begin Month
    1,                       !- Begin Day of Month
    12,                        !- Begin Year
    31,                      !- End Month
    31,                      !- End Day of Month
    ,                        !- End Year
    MONDAY,                  !- Day of Week for Start Day
    No,                      !- Use Weather File Holidays and Special Days
    No,                      !- Use Weather File Daylight Saving Period
    No,                      !- Apply Weekend Holiday Rule
    Yes,                     !- Use Weather File Rain Indicators
    Yes,                     !- Use Weather File Snow Indicators
    ;                        !- Treat Weather as Actual

When I create a new file in E+ 9.01 RUNPERIOD looks like this (NOTE: I had to put in the 2019 date):

!-   ===========  ALL OBJECTS IN CLASS: RUNPERIOD ===========

RunPeriod,
    1,                       !- Name
    1,                       !- Begin Month
    1,                       !- Begin Day of Month
    2019,                    !- Begin Year
    12,                      !- End Month
    31,                      !- End Day of Month
    2019,                    !- End Year
    Monday,                  !- Day of Week for Start Day
    Yes,                     !- Use Weather File Holidays and Special Days
    Yes,                     !- Use Weather File Daylight Saving Period
    No,                      !- Apply Weekend Holiday Rule
    Yes,                     !- Use Weather File Rain Indicators
    Yes,                     !- Use Weather File Snow Indicators
    No;                      !- Treat Weather as Actual

There seems to be a fileupdate error?

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Are you getting an error from EnergyPlus? I assume you're using EnergyPlus, please retag your question with better tags.

Jason DeGraw gravatar imageJason DeGraw ( 2019-03-04 11:03:30 -0500 )edit

What did you use to update the file?

JasonGlazer gravatar imageJasonGlazer ( 2019-03-04 13:18:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-03-05 16:10:21 -0500

The file conversion probably did not complete - check the version number in the final idf. It's probably not v9.0.

There is a known problem with the v9.0.1 transition programs (for transitions from v8.9 or older). See #7010 for a workaround.

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