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ID 18🔗
Date: 2013-01-16 14:37:58
Status Closed (Migrated)
Category datatool
Version 2.11
Summary xkeyval incompatibility
Cross Ref 20

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Description

Hi,

a file which used to compile doesn't compile anymore, due to an "! Paragraph ended before \@dtl@checknumericalstart was complete." error.

Thanks!

MWE

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\listfiles{}

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{datatool}
\DTLnewdb{mydata}
\makeatletter
\define@cmdkeys{family}{firstname}[none]
\setkeys{family}{firstname=}%
\newcommand{\populatemydata}[2][]{%
  \dtlexpandnewvalue
  \setkeys{family}{#1}%
  \DTLnewrow{mydata}%
  \DTLnewdbentry{mydata}{Surname}{#2}%
  \DTLnewdbentry{mydata}{FirstName}{\cmdKV@family@firstname}
  \setkeys{family}{firstname=}%
}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\populatemydata{Doe}
\populatemydata[firstname=John]{Doe}

\DTLdisplaydb{mydata}
\end{document}

Evaluation

Migrated to Error if \DTLnewdbentry's third argument is an empty macro

Comments

2 comments.

🔗Comment from Denis Bitouzé
Date: 2013-01-16 20:49:53

Same trouble with version 2.13

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[ol]
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🔗Comment from Denis Bitouzé
Date: 2013-01-18 16:56:32

Hi,

in fact, the bug has nothing to do with xkeyval (sorry), but if \DTLnewdbentry's third argument (value of the identifier key) is an empty macro.

The following MCE shows the problem:

  \DTLnewdbentry{mydata}{Surname}{\test}%

is OK as long as \test is a non-empty macro (uncomment penultimate line to bring out the error).
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{datatool}
%
\newcommand{\test}{}
%
\begin{document}
%
\DTLnewdb{mydata}%
%
\renewcommand{\test}{Doe}
\DTLnewrow{mydata}%
\DTLnewdbentry{mydata}{Surname}{\test}%
%
\renewcommand{\test}{}
\DTLnewrow{mydata}%
% \DTLnewdbentry{mydata}{Surname}{\test}%
\end{document}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
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