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get error by upgrading docker image from nrel/energyplus:8.9 to 9.4

asked 2021-10-18 18:20:20 -0500

katsuya.obara's avatar

updated 2021-10-19 08:58:23 -0500

I have been using energyplus docker image to run energyplus in aws.
I tried to upgrade docker image from nrel/energyplus:8.9 to nrel/energyplus:9.4 and updated corresponding idf file as well.
I could confirm that input idf file can run simulation locally using ep-launch but got following error when I tried to run using docker image nrel/energyplus:9.4.

ERROR: Input file must have IDF, IMF, or epJSON extension.

Does anyone have any idea what could be the reason and how to solve?

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I saw an edit at some point that showed the file, which is *.expidf. Rename to *.idf

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2021-10-20 04:46:06 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-10-19 03:05:54 -0500

updated 2021-10-20 04:45:46 -0500

The file you are trying to run... what is its extension? Because it must be idf, imf or epjson to work, as the message clearly states.

energyplus myfile.idf # Does work
energyplus myfile.something # Does not work
energyplus myfile.expidf # does not work
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