problem importing tab delimited text files
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Jan 15 17:37:12 CST 2011
Ian McKnight wrote:
> Thanks for the advice David. I went back and checked. As I still had the
> text file open in Excel when I was trying to import it into LC the file must
> have been locked in some way by Excel - as soon as I closed the file in XL
> it worked perfectly. Makes perfect sense really.
> I think I'll start writing down my gaffs down in a notebook to try and save
> time in future :)
Why write them down when you can have LiveCode write them for you? :)
If you check "the result" after a command is run, a non-empty value will
usually contain an error string.
If you also include a call to the sysError function, you get the
system's error code to guide you to the specifics of the error.
And if you include all that in a handler call, you only need to write it
put url ("file:"& tMyExportedDataFile) into tData
Err the result
on Err s
if s is not empty then
put sysError() into tSysError
answer "An error occured: "& s &"(" &tSysError& ")"
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