Is This Content Helpful?
We're glad to know this article was helpful.
Attempting to access an item in EditTools produces this error:
"Parser error: syntax error
Program variable parse syntax error
An error has occurred in routine: edit (EDIT_FAT.AML)."
A similar error occurs when accessing the same item with DEFINE in INFO or Tables, ALTER in Tables, or with a cursor in any of the ArcInfo modules.
The item is improperly named. It may contain one of the following character strings:
For example, an item named SUPPLIER._LOC will return the above error in EditTools.
Use the ALTER command in Tables to change item names to exclude the problem characters. For example, ALTER the item name SUPPLIER._LOC to SUPPLIERLOC.