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Known Issue: When using LUA scripting in a column map procedure to assign a value to a variable, quotation marks to indicate an empty string causes an error.

Technote (troubleshooting)


When quotation marks are used to indicate an empty string as the value for a variable, a runtime error results.


An error messages displays:
DPERR_LUA_SYNTAX_ERROR(15125) Column Map procedure or complex expression contains a syntax error.

Resolving the problem

Use the following method to define a variable with an empty string as the value.

For example: value = string.char() 

Document information

More support for: Optim
Solution for Data Growth- Data Privacy- and Test Data Management

Software version: 9.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1611404

Modified date: 08 March 2013

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