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StatusClosed (Can Not Replicate)
Interpreterjava version "1.7.0_40"
Submitted by:S. Venkataraman
SummaryI am not able to compile tex file created for displaying database. The \DTLdisplaydb gives missing number inserted error.


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.




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.


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

Jane Doe,
John Smith,

Calling datatooltk from the command line (no mapping):

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

Document code:





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.

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