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Dragging variables to a graph builder map

LNitz

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Feb 16, 2017

While following the Graph Builder tutorial instructions for making a US map of States, I dragged the state name to the map corner and generated the outline.  Then I dragged a continuous variable to the color drop zone.  More than half the time that I try this, I get the following  error code:

Unquoted JSL name processed as a literal. For maximum compatibility, please use quotes. 2 times in access or evaluation of 'Geodesic US' , Geodesic US/*###*/

 

The name of my variable is "veterans" and contains the count of  veterans by state in an administrative data set.  I am not directly doing any JSL programming.

 

How do I shut off this error?

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Jeff_Perkinson

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Jun 23, 2011

Solution

That's odd. I tried to reproduce the problem using a simple dataset but couldn't.

 

  • What version of JMP are you using?
  • Does your column name contain the double quotes as you showed, i.e. "veterans" or veterans?
  • You said that it only happens some times. Once you've found a variable that generates the error does it happen every time with that variable?
  • If so, does renaming the variable avoid the error?
  • Can you share any data that reproduces the problem?
-Jeff
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Jeff_Perkinson

Community Manager

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Jun 23, 2011

Solution

That's odd. I tried to reproduce the problem using a simple dataset but couldn't.

 

  • What version of JMP are you using?
  • Does your column name contain the double quotes as you showed, i.e. "veterans" or veterans?
  • You said that it only happens some times. Once you've found a variable that generates the error does it happen every time with that variable?
  • If so, does renaming the variable avoid the error?
  • Can you share any data that reproduces the problem?
-Jeff
LNitz

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Feb 16, 2017

Jeff, this is part of a CFPB complaint file.  It covers several years of complaints against money transfer agencies.  The file contains a variable for state.   When I drag this variable to the corner cell to designate the map shape file, the map shape is drawn, but I get the arcane error about quoted JMP scripting convention.  I am dragging a variable name, the contents of which is a two-letter postal state name designator.

 

I  am running JMP Pro 13 on a 64 bit Windows 10 installation on a Dell T7600 workstation .

 

I have not renamed the variable "state." nor have I tried to put quotes on the two letter combinations that make up the data in the variable.

 

It is not that I cannot complete the maps, but I cannot work efficiently if every time I revise the map I must unset the error banner.

Thanks,

 

Larry Nitz

 

Thanks,

 

Larry Nitz

LNitz

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Feb 16, 2017

More precise answer:

 

The state name column is called simply state, without quotes.

The contens of the column is a 2 letter abbreviation:  AZ  AK, HI, etc.

Jeff_Perkinson

Community Manager

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Jun 23, 2011

Thanks for sharing the data and clarifying what you were doing.

 

With some assistance from @XanGregg I was able to figure out that it's a bug related to the Allow Unquoted Strings in JSL preference.

 

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To avoid the message, set that preference to "Yes (no warning)".

 

We'll see if we can address this in a future maintenance release.

-Jeff