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ID: 43 🔗 Closed (Can Not Replicate) datatool 1.0 Ubuntu 13.04 S. Venkataraman 2013-10-05 06:48:44 I am not able to compile tex file created for displaying database. The \DTLdisplaydb gives missing number inserted error.

## Report

I imported a .csv file using datatooltk-gui after enabling map tex characters when importing data from csv or SQL because there is a e-mail field which contains data that contains @. I created the small file attached below. It doesn't compile in latex. I can send the .dbtex file also if necessary.

### MWE

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{datatool}
\input{macs-re-registration-contact-details-only-for-tex.dbtex}
\begin{document}
\DTLdisplaydb{macs-june-2013}
\end{document}


## Evaluation

The @ character isn’t a special character so there’s no need to map it. Example CSV file (test.csv):

Name,Email
Jane Doe,jane.doe@example.com
John Smith,john.smith@example.com


Calling datatooltk from the command line (no mapping):

datatooltk --csv test.csv --output test.dbtex --name test


Document code:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{datatool}

\input{test.dbtex}

\begin{document}
\DTLdisplaydb{test}
\end{document}


This compiles correctly and works as expected. Also works with --map-tex-specials (which is what the GUI does with the “map TeX special characters” option enabled):

datatooltk --csv test.csv --output test.dbtex --name test --map-tex-specials


However, there are no special characters to map so there’s no difference in the created .dbtex` files. Without further information to reproduce the error I’ll have to close this.

Comment from Nicola Talbot

Date: 2014-01-14

Can you send the .dbtex file? Or copy and paste contents of it in the comments box.

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