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Cursor  Variables dissapear + unexplainable "Key already exists" errors

Issue Type: Status: Priority: Date Submitted: Votes:
Bug Completed Critical Thu 2nd May 2013 3 votes Vote Up Vote Down
 
Found in version: Last Updated: Completed in version: Date Completed: Track Changes:
5.0.30.1 Thu 2nd May 2013 5.0.31 Thu 2nd May 2013 Log In
 
Thu 2nd May 2013 16:52
Hi,

I have had a few instances of this bug, and the problem is that I still haven't figured out how to recreate the situation. Once it has happened, this is what happens:

1. Certain variables are "invisible" in the folder view.
2. If I do a find/search function for the variable name, I see a list with the variable and the folder it should be in.
3. When I select "open folder" from the search window, I see the folder the variable should be in, but the variable is still "invisible".
4. I can choose to edit the variable and that works fine.
5. The program runs fine.

However, I hate working with "invisible" variables which are only accessible by a broad search, so this is what I did.

I created a dummy folder and edited the "invisible" variable name to nothing. This would change it to an "unknown" variable. Then I'd create a new variable with the name of the one which turned invisible and give it the value it should have. Then I copy everything from the old folder where it turned invisible. And then things get real ugly: I get "This Key already exists" error. If I do a search/replace function for the variable name, I get the same error "This Key already exists".

I have two save files now, which are already in this "Key already exists" state and I see no way for me to fix it. Do you have any tips? Any idea how come my variables suddenly "dissapear" but are still visible in the search/replace window?

I'm sorry that I can't recreate the problem. But I have had 3 instances of this bug in a few hours time now. But this time I have no good save file left to start back from so I hope that it's possible to at least fix the "This Key already exists" error.
 
CampbellThu 2nd May 2013 16:53
If you send me the file, I should be able to fix it.
 
Thu 2nd May 2013 17:04
sent
 
CampbellThu 2nd May 2013 17:30
Thanks. This is fixed in the next release.
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