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Any suggestions?


We are using TOAD for Data Analysts 1.1 something.
Been working just fine until one of our people got a new machine.

The install seems to go through without issue but upon trying to start the application he gets a series of errors like this one.

Failed reading actions from C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad for Data Analysis 1.1\Plugins\Data Compare\datacompareandsync.actions.pck

Input string was not in a correct format.
Stack Trace:
   at System.Number.StringToNumber(String str, NumberStyles options, NumberBuffer& number, NumberFormatInfo info, Boolean parseDecimal)
   at System.Number.ParseInt32(String s, NumberStyles style, NumberFormatInfo info)
   at Quest.Toad.ActionManagement.ActionLocation.get_Order()
   at Quest.Toad.ActionManagement.ActionHolder.ProcessToolbar(XmlElement toolbarElement, Boolean localized)
   at Quest.Toad.ActionManagement.ActionHolder.ProcessManifest(FileInfo manifestFile, Boolean localized)

We have uninstalled, reinstalled, is any other suggestions?


We have seen this before. Please try the following:

Start regedit. Open this registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International

Look for registry entry sPositiveSign. Double-click on it to modify the value. EVEN IF THE VALUE FIELD SEEMS TO BE BLANK, put your cursor in the value field, press the delete key a few times, and save the value. Then try running Toad again.

This has resolved it for others.



Thank you VERY much, that did the trick!


Glad to hear that.

If you get a chance upgrade to TDA 2.5.1. There are some nice enhancements in there.