You are not going to believe this.....Major cockup by DFE
I was helping our school office team by taking off their hands the completed data for the Department for Children, School and families Census.
On up loading the data it fell over with this error message:
An error occurred uploading the file. Please contact your system administrator.
Details: Error parsing the file: An error occurred while parsing EntityName. Line 2191, position 16.
I rang them up and you won't believe why it failed.....
It's because when the file is being checked in, it does not like hyphens and apostrophes in the EntityName field.
I was informed you have to mannually edit the file and take these out - of course notepad does not have line numbers in, luckerly I am doing it so I use SciTE. This sort of begs the question what oaf and what testing took place on this as everyone and anyone will know that people have double-barrelled names with hyphens and names with apostrophes !!
Quite worrying that there are people working for the government that can't code correctly and that no proper testing seems to get done.