I would like to ignore missing data error on bulk import

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Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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Hi I keep getting a missing data error when I am importing data. It is likely I will always be missing some data due to the nature of the source data so I just want to ignore that error and continue my script to the next row. I am using a version of this script but it stops due to err==3 occuring:

 

// specify the filename of the data file
var fileName = "/Users/username/tmp/data.txt"; // the tab delimited text file containing the data
var outputDir = "/Users/username/tmp/"; // make sure this ends with a '/'

var err = 0;
var idx = 0;
while (err == 0) {
err = this.importTextData(fileName, idx); // imports the next record
if (err == -1)
app.alert("Error: Cannot Open File");
else if (err == -2)
app.alert("Error: Cannot Load Data");
// else if (err == -3)
// We are not reporting this error because it does
// indicate the end of our data table: We've exhausted
// all rows in the data file and therefore are done with
// processing the file. Time to exit this loop.
// app.alert("Error: Invalid Row");
else if (err == 1)
app.alert("Warning: User Cancelled File Select");
else if (err == 2)
app.alert("Warning: User Cancelled Row Select");
else if (err == 3)
app.alert("Warning: Missing Data");
else if (err == 0) {
this.saveAs(outputDir + this.getField("Text1").value + "_" + this.getField("Text2").value + ".pdf"); // saves the file
idx++;
}
}

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021
Remove the app.alert for this case.

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Remove the app.alert for this case.

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