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Import properties gives error when node has empty text value

Ref: AR 201109091519 
Last Edited: January 20th, 2012
Dev Ref: 87
  1. Create map containing a node that has no name.
  2. Export map to Excel.
  3. Import properties. This will give the following error:
09/09/2011 11:09:31 Parsing Excel XML
09/09/2011 11:09:31 Identifying shape types from the Visio stencil.
09/09/2011 11:09:33 System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at Triaster.ProcessNavigator.Common.ProcessObjects.ExcelImportHelper.InitialiseFromExcel()
   at Triaster.ProcessNavigator.AnalystEdition.clsRefreshExcelFiles.ImportProperties(String strExcelFile, Boolean blnAllMap, String strExcelFolder)
   at Triaster.ProcessNavigator.AnalystEdition.clsTaskManager.ProcessImportPropertiesTask(Encyclopaedia& encTaskAttributes)
   at Triaster.ProcessNavigator.AnalystEdition.clsTaskManager.ProcessTask(XmlNode& xmlTaskNode)
   at Triaster.ProcessNavigator.AnalystEdition.clsTaskManager.ProcessTaskSet(XmlNode& xmlTaskSetNode)
09/09/2011 11:09:33 Finished processing task 1


 The empty value in the text column causes PN to give an unhandled exception.
 Ensure that this column has a value.
In PN 11.1.10 onwards, a more user-friendly error message is given.
Applies to:
  • Process Navigator 11.1.0