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    Value of argument is out of range

    Importing data from a txt file. This is the line of text that is being imported:

    "Cash: 0.00,Check: 0.00,total line discounts:,$0.00,Credit: 824.45,On Account: 0.00,sub total:,$784.52,Debit:0.00,Food Stamps: 0.00,Secondary Currency: 0.00,Gift Cards: 0.00,tax:,$39.93,Prepaid Deposit: 0.00,grand total:,$824.45"

    I am trying to get the payment method and amount paid from this:

    if word(ln,1) = "Cash" then
    vn_CA = val(right(word(ln,1,",",1),len(word(ln,1,",",1))-5))
    vn_CH = val(right(word(ln,2,",",1),len(word(ln,2,",",1))-6))
    vn_CR = val(right(word(ln,5,",",1),len(word(ln,5,",",1))-7))
    vn_OA = val(right(word(ln,6,",",1),len(word(ln,6,",",1))-11))

    vn_CA and vn_CH both work fine. vn_CR and vn_OA do not. The error that I am getting is "Value of argument is out of range".

    This code has worked fine for quite a while now ... and just stopped working. (I did have issues w/v10 build 3523 or whatever it was and have dropped back to 2736 - but still see that 'system add-ins' version is 3523)

    Any ideas?

    Re: Value of argument is out of range

    The expressions seem to work fine here using build 2649_3513.

    ln = "Cash: 0.00,Check: 0.00,total line discounts:,$0.00,Credit: 824.45,On Account: 0.00,sub total:,$784.52,Debit:0.00,Food Stamps: 0.00,Secondary Currency: 0.00,Gift Cards: 0.00,tax:,$39.93,Prepaid Deposit: 0.00,grand total:,$824.45"
    = "Cash"
    vn_CA = val(right(word(ln,1,",",1),len(word(ln,1,",",1))-5))
    = 0
    vn_CH = val(right(word(ln,2,",",1),len(word(ln,2,",",1))-6))
    = 0
    vn_CR = val(right(word(ln,5,",",1),len(word(ln,5,",",1))-7))
    = 824.45
    vn_OA = val(right(word(ln,6,",",1),len(word(ln,6,",",1))-11))
    = 0
    Either there's something wrong with your build, or an error is occurring elsewhere in your script. You might try closing Alpha Five and rebooting your machine.

    -- tom


      Re: Value of argument is out of range

      Did that.


        Re: Value of argument is out of range

        Found it. 2 records in the import file with bad data.


          Re: Value of argument is out of range

          Thank you!


            Re: Value of argument is out of range


            Glad that you found the issue with your imported data.

            Importing data is a difficult process. Too many things can be surprises and lead to unexpected situations.

            Alpha has some tools to help.

            Open a default browse of the imported data and do some quick analysis.

            1. Sort each field ascending and descending to see the values at their extremes. Unexpected characters tend to be at the highest or lowest values of a column - especially in a numeric field.

            2. While a column is highlighted - click tools - field statistics to see more information about the data.

            3. Expect unique values in a column? Verify with delete duplicate records utility - control panel - tables/sets tab - right click table name - utilities - delete duplicate records. This doesn't have to actually delete the records, but can help you identify if dupes exist.

            4. Summary operations can easily total a group of columns which can be used to cross check with the data source to show that all data was imported properly.

            Hope that helps.
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