Changes to copy command?

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JeffvdN
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Changes to copy command?

Postby JeffvdN » Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:45 am

I could be crazy but I feel like I have been having trouble with the copy command in my routines that used to work as expected. Have you guys been doing any work on the copy command in recent updates?

This example below was asking a lot of the copy command but I am pretty sure it used to work. It took the series with a 534 suffix (India) and gave them an INR prefix, while copying from one workfile to to another.

copy(o) annual\*534 IFS_New::annual\INR*

Now it seems to be replacing the 534 suffix with the INR suffix (but not making it a prefix as before).

So now I am doing it in a loop and string manipulation to get the rename commands to work as intended. That works but I am wondering if I need to test all my other routines to see if there are other problems.

Am I crazy? Or should I spend some time verifying that all my copy commands are working as they have in the past?

EViews Matt
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Re: Changes to copy command?

Postby EViews Matt » Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:03 pm

Hello,

I can confirm the problem. The most recent patch appears to have introduced this bug. We'll work on a fix ASAP.

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Re: Changes to copy command?

Postby EViews Matt » Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:08 am

The next patch will fix this issue.

JeffvdN
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Re: Changes to copy command?

Postby JeffvdN » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:30 am

Now I am having a different, perhaps related problem with the copy command. What is wrong with this?

copy(o, c=repeats) IFS_New::annual\AUDaTMG_CIF_USD tmpwk1::m\AUDaTMG_CIF_USD

It is getting ignored. No error message.

Instead, now I am storing fetching and that works. Again, am I crazy?

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Re: Changes to copy command?

Postby EViews Gareth » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:55 am

What does "it is getting ignored" mean?
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