String conversion

I’m currently using the following line of code in my Social Accumulator IMP project.

viewCount =viewCountStr.tointeger()

It works great most of the time but about once a day something goes wrong when the Agent is reading data from the Facebook API and then my variable “viewCountStr” doesn’t actually contain a number.

When that happens my Agent throws up an error “[Agent] cannot convert the string”

I would like to do some error checking and am wondering how I can test to see if it is possible to convert to an integer before trying.

Any ideas?

I would suggest doing a try {} catch(e) {} block around it, eg:

try { viewCount = viewCountStr.tointeger(); } catch(e) { server.log("error converting: "+e); viewCount = 0; }

Thanks Hugo, that’s running now ad see how it goes.