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Stringp nil error message when trying to generate Drawing List Report - HELP

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10-04-2012 08:28 AM

When I try to generate Drawing List report I get stringp nil error. It start happening after I was formating the output fields for the report. I wanted Drawing List report to show all available columns, and when I selected all to be visiable in the report, I got stringp nil error, when trying to generate the report. Now I can't even get to the step where I can custumize the report. Does anybody have any ideas how can I overcome this problem and be able to generate Drawing List Report again. I attached the notes of my 3 attempts to generate the Drawing List Report. I don't have invisible wd-tb file, but I do have titleblock maping file. So that is not the problem, plus it worked like that before I expanded all the fields for the Report...?

 

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10-04-2012 01:34 PM in reply to: npvp27

Hi,

 

I have experienced this error as well. You have to delete the following files in the folder:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD Electrical 2013\R19.0\enu\Support\User

 

DWGLST._MP

DWGLST.TMP

 

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10-04-2012 02:38 PM in reply to: npvp27

Hi,

 

Thank you so much for replying to my post, however the only two files that I found with that name are with the extensions: .dcl and .lsp:

 

dwglst.dcl and

dwglst.lsp

 

Unfortunatly, I cant test that these are the files I need to remove, as I don't have administrative rights, so it's not letting me remove the files. Do you know if these could be the files you are reffering to in ACADE2009. I have 2009 version of AutoCAD. Another strange thing about it is that the last modified date for these two files is 2008, but no other files with that name are comming up in my serch...here is the path where I found them:

 

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Documents\Autodesk\Autocade 2009\Support

 

Thanks again for your help!

 

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10-05-2012 06:05 AM in reply to: npvp27

I may be remembering this wrong but in the past I thought you had to have Admin rights to use Autocad Electrcial because of all the writes that are performed. Is that still true? That could be your problem...

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10-05-2012 07:13 AM in reply to: testsubject

You should not delete the .lsp and .dcl files. These are required. It is possible there is some problem in the report's format file which has a .SET extension. For this report it is called DWGLST.SET.

 

It will be in your user folder. You can find your user folder by right-clicking on a project in Project manager and clicking Settings. In the upper part of the dialog it will show the User subdirectory.



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10-08-2012 11:36 AM in reply to: murnenp
Thank you very much for your reply. I have located the file dwglst.set. How can I fix that file, or check if there is something wrong with it? Thank you in advance
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10-08-2012 11:36 AM in reply to: npvp27

Thank you very much for your reply. I have located the file dwglst.set. How can I fix that file, or check if there is something wrong with it?

 
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10-08-2012 11:43 AM in reply to: npvp27

I don't think it is feasible to fix this file. It is easiest to delete the file and let AcadE recreate it. Once you delete it, run the report. It will be back to the default as far as which fields are included in the report initially, the order, etc. Then go into the Change Report Format and set it up the way you want. This recreates the dwglst.set file automatically when you OK. Then from that point on your format is used when you run this report.

 

This one report is different than just about all the other reports because the available fields can change if you change your title block setup. So if the title block setup is changed the .set file may be out of sync with the actual fields in the report and you might need to do this again. If the title block setup does not change then the .set file will stay in sync and there should be no problem.



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10-08-2012 11:48 AM in reply to: murnenp

Yes, thank you that worked. I deleted the .set file and now everything is back to normal!!! Thank you very much, again!

 

 

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10-08-2012 11:55 AM in reply to: npvp27

Glad that worked.



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