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File appears not to be valid WinQS ASCII file 10 Dec 2020 20:15 #1

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Good Day IanCould you possibly assist as per attachment, as soon as I import the WinQS file, it gives an error saying "This file does not appear to be a valid WinQS ASCII file". Could you possibly assist in why I get this error?Kind regards
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File appears not to be valid WinQS ASCII file 11 Dec 2020 14:44 #2

Hi GD,

The addin's import routine uses the first few lines of the ASCII file to check whether or not it is a valid export from WinQS. Typically, the opening lines would look something like this:
|*|CODE|11/12/2020|02:21:36|.|2.2.11.0|
|*|Project Description|
COUNTER|ISC|SECTION|BILL|PAGE NO|ITEM NO|DOC REF|PAY REF|DESCRIPTION|UNIT|QUANTITY|RATE|AMOUNT|LABOUR INTENSIVE|WORDING|EDIT DATE
If the ASCII file that you are trying to import does not match this structure, then the import will fail displaying the error message that you received.

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Ian

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File appears not to be valid WinQS ASCII file 14 Dec 2020 08:38 #3

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Thank you Ian, will check on my side. Kind regards

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