Found [,] while searching for [A string constant].

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Nicholas G Lawrence

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Aug 28, 2023, 6:31:18 PM8/28/23
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Hello all,

 

I am trying to import a MID MIF file (that was generated by 12D)

I get this error

Found [,] while searching for [A string constant].

And the import fails

I have looked through both the MID and the MIF file in a text editor and I cannot find any comma that is out of place.

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

Nick Lawrence
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college.atlas

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Aug 29, 2023, 2:08:52 AM8/29/23
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When this happens double check the number of delimited values in the MID, match the definition in the MIF. 

There may also be an upper limit to the width of the structure. 

Old dBaseIV type limits. 

If it’s a very wide table with wide data types (lots of text fields with max characters) you can hit a wall with the parser. 

I once wrote an MBX called “Diet_Table” that would resize the columns to the minimum width by checking the widest string in a given field. 

I seem to recall a net width of 4000 characters. 



Uffe Kousgaard

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Aug 29, 2023, 2:28:41 AM8/29/23
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Hi,

It sounds as a string with missing " ".
Show us the header of the MIF and a few lines of the MID.

Regards
Uffe
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