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Error, Unable to open workfile

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:22 am
by pschneider
Hi,

I'm getting an error message trying to open a workfile. "Error reading file xxx". What are possible reasons and solutions for this?

Thanks.

Re: Error, Unable to open workfile

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:28 am
by EViews Gareth
Impossible to say without more details. If possible, could you upload the file?

Re: Error, Unable to open workfile

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:23 am
by pschneider
Sure, thanks.
ms_returns_flows_orth_july9_5th_lag2_48v3.WF1
(5.66 MiB) Downloaded 17 times

Re: Error, Unable to open workfile

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:40 am
by EViews Gareth
Looks like that file has become corrupted somehow.

Probably the easiest thing is to revert to a backup copy (or snapshot if using EViews 10 or higher).

Re: Error, Unable to open workfile

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:58 am
by pschneider
hmm. its a newly produced workfile, from a program script (attached). is there anything to watch for on that end? for instance, would creating a group with objects from different sources cause a problem?

Re: Error, Unable to open workfile

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:18 am
by EViews Gareth
To be clear - you run that program, save the workfile, and then immediately try to open it, and it fails?

Also, which version of EViews?

Re: Error, Unable to open workfile

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:54 am
by pschneider
Yeap thats correct. eviews10

Re: Error, Unable to open workfile

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:09 pm
by EViews Gareth
Could you email support@eviews.com a copy of the excel files and anything else required to run the program?