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When Reading Activity Codes Using P6 Integration API Throwing Error "Error in Parsing; Opening and Closing Parentheses Don't Match" (Doc ID 2376950.1)

Last updated on MARCH 21, 2018

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 8.3.2.0 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 8.3.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to a load statement using the API with a Where clause that has a string which contains a single quote also known as an apostrophe or inverted comma, the following error occurs.

ERROR
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Error in parsing; opening and closing parentheses don't match


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Add a Code Type called Person
2. Add a Code Value with the name O'Brien, Bob
3. Call the following code:
  whereCodeValUpdStr="CodeValue='"+CodeVal+"'";  //where CodeVal = "O'Brien, Bob"
  BOIterator boiActCodes = actCodeTyp.loadAllActivityCodes(new String[] { "ObjectId", "CodeValue" }, whereCodeValUpdStr, null);   

Changes

 

Cause

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