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ID:78 🔗
Status:Closed (Fixed)
Category:datatool
Version:2.22
Submitted by:Nicola Talbot
Date:2015-02-24 04:56:47
Summary:\DTLifSubString fails inside \DTLforeach

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An error occurs when \DTLifSubString is used inside \DTLforeach. Error message:
Runaway argument?
\expandafter \dtl@ifsingle \expandafter {\dtl@first }{\expandafter \@dtl@testif
substring \ETC.
! Paragraph ended before \dtl@getfirst was complete.
<to be read again> 
                   \par 
l.19 
See also “Misplaced \noalign” error with datatool.

MWE

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{datatool}

\begin{filecontents*}{xx.csv}
2014.02.26
2014.11.12.tm
mm
\end{filecontents*}

\begin{document}

\DTLloaddb[noheader,keys={RowID}]{newbDB}{xx.csv}

\DTLforeach*{newbDB}{\RowID=RowID}%
{%
   \DTLifSubString{2014.02.26,26,2014.11.12.tm}{\RowID}{}{}%
}%

\end{document}

Evaluation

It turns out this error isn't connected to \DTLforeach and can be reproduced with a far simpler example:
\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{datatool}

\begin{document}

\DTLifSubString{m}{mm}{TRUE}{FALSE}

\end{document}
This has now been fixed in v2.23.

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