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'charmap' codec can't decode byte 0x8f in position 2: character maps to <undefined>

asked 2021-07-24 09:55:45 -0600

PythonGuy gravatar image

Hello All, I have been getting the below error when I tried to run the query that returns the branch name and not sure how to resolve the issue. Your help is much appreciated. Thanks in Advance!!


*>     ierr1, rval = psspy.brnnam(barray[0][j],jbus,ickt)  
> File ".\", line 90052, in
> brnnam   File
> "C:\Python37\lib\encodings\",
> line 15, in decode
>         return codecs.charmap_decode(input,errors,decoding_table)
> UnicodeDecodeError: 'charmap' codec
> can't decode byte 0x8f in position 2:
> character maps to <undefined>*


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answered 2024-01-10 13:10:37 -0600

KyleA gravatar image

After reaching out to Siemens about this, their answer was to upgrade to a newer version. In my case, I was using v34, and they recommended version 34.9.4 or later. After upgrading to v 34.9.6 the issue seems to have gone away.

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answered 2021-08-02 17:48:17 -0600

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updated 2021-08-13 16:54:11 -0600

It happen to me too. It works fine after adding the next command to the top of the python script:

# -*- coding: cp1252 -*-
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