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    "This is not a direct RT input file" (case 28540)

    Hi all,

    I'm using direct RT for the first time and having some issues loading my csv. file into direct RT. Whenever I open the program and click file --> select and run input file, and then select my csv, I get the error message that "this does not appear to be a direct RT input file".

    I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I've triple checked that it's indeed a proper csv file and have also tried making a new file.

    I've also played around with the path of the file. Originally, I had a folder on my desktop with the csv file and stim folder inside. I tried moving both around to my documents, the same folder as direct RT, etc. Nothing works.

    Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong?

    Thank you for your help

    Edit: I've edited to add my csv file
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    Last edited by jason_reed; 10-06-2017 at 08:45 AM.

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    Your file does not have all of the columns required to run it in DirectRT. You are missing all of the columns that need to come before the first stim column, namely (in order from left to right in the .csv input file) block, trial, bgr, wgr, and style.

    For an example of the columns you need and their order, take a look at the file named "input template.csv" in the DirectRT file folder.
    Jason Reed
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    Thank you - I was originally following instructions from a youtube video on creating an input file, but I guess it was old because it did not include those columns.

    Now my problem is that direct RT accepts the file, but the screen stays black and nothing runs. Then it ends. It creates a data file and everything as if it worked, but nothing actually shows up. Any idea what could be causing this?


    Quote Originally Posted by jason_reed View Post
    Your file does not have all of the columns required to run it in DirectRT. You are missing all of the columns that need to come before the first stim column, namely (in order from left to right in the .csv input file) block, trial, bgr, wgr, and style.

    For an example of the columns you need and their order, take a look at the file named "input template.csv" in the DirectRT file folder.

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    I would be happy to try and run your files on my copy of DirectRT to see what I can do. Please either upload a copy of all the files needed to run it in DirectRT here or send them to support@empirisoft.com and reference case 28540.
    Jason Reed
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    I ended up figuring it out but thank you very much for your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by jason_reed View Post
    I would be happy to try and run your files on my copy of DirectRT to see what I can do. Please either upload a copy of all the files needed to run it in DirectRT here or send them to support@empirisoft.com and reference case 28540.

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