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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    I looked at it but I'm stumped. I couldn't get it to import as text either
    Glad to know it's not just me! Weird because the same script worked for the Occupancy "Function of Space" Key Schedule.

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    It seems to be a parameter type problem in Revit. The parameters that would not fill out were "length" parameters while the "text" parameters pushed from Excel to Revit properly. I changed the "length" parameters to "text" parameters and they all filled out the schedule properly.

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    I've never been able to push anything but text parameters to Revit using Dynamo. I was surprised integers and numbers didn't, but oh well. Of course, I didn't really experiment a lot with it. I was just happy I didn't have to type the names of 150ish keys all over again.
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    The data being read from excel is arriving in Dynamo as Strings (text data format), so the parameters you are trying to fill succeed if the target is also a text parameter.

    If you're reading data from excel and you mean to use that as a number, either a) convert it to a number in Dynamo or b) use the OOTB ReadExcel Node, that has a ReadAsStrings Toggle so numbers from Excel remain numbers in Dynamo and can be pushed to Revit as such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjorn_K View Post
    The data being read from excel is arriving in Dynamo as Strings (text data format), so the parameters you are trying to fill succeed if the target is also a text parameter.

    If you're reading data from excel and you mean to use that as a number, either a) convert it to a number in Dynamo or b) use the OOTB ReadExcel Node, that has a ReadAsStrings Toggle so numbers from Excel remain numbers in Dynamo and can be pushed to Revit as such.
    Thanks for the advice. I'm a newbie to Dynamo so I need pointers in the right direction. I will look into it as I think that I would prefer those items stay as numbers.

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    There is a String.ToNumber Node.

    Extract your data column holding your number values, put in this Node and then feed those values into the SetParameterByName Node pointing to a Number/Lenght/Integer/etc parameter in Revit.

    Again, this is where I like the OOTB Excel Node, no need to convert back and forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjorn_K View Post
    Again, this is where I like the OOTB Excel Node, no need to convert back and forth.
    Am I the only one that finds the Bumblebee node(s) to be kind of hit or miss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    Am I the only one that finds the Bumblebee node(s) to be kind of hit or miss?
    No real opinion on that either way.

    What I consistently try to do though is to use the OOTB for almost everything and pull in the bigger package Nodes only when they introduce functions not in the Core program.

    Since I don't control a lot of the machines my scripts end up on, I try to make sure the environment needed to get them working is as low fuss as I can manage.
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    Not that I’d condone this but for many of the custom nodes you can pull out the functional nodes from within them for your graph. Warning... it’s a rabbit hole.


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