SWMM 5 Error Messages

Engine Error Number
ERROR 101:
memory allocation error.                                                                                            
ERROR 103:
cannot solve KW equations for Link                                                                                  
ERROR 105:
cannot open ODE solver.                                                                                             
ERROR 107:
cannot compute a valid time step.                                                                                    
ERROR 108:
ambiguous outlet ID name for Subcatchment                                                                           
ERROR 109:
invalid parameter values for Aquifer                                                                                 
ERROR 110:
ground elevation is below water table for Subcatchment                                                              
ERROR 111:
invalid length for Conduit                                                                                           
ERROR 112:
elevation drop exceeds length for Conduit                                                                           
ERROR 113:
invalid roughness for Conduit                                                                                        
ERROR 114:
invalid number of barrels for Conduit                                                                               
ERROR 115:
adverse slope for Conduit                                                                                            
ERROR 117:
no cross section defined for Link                                                                                   
ERROR 119:
invalid cross section for Link                                                                                       
ERROR 121:
missing or invalid pump curve assigned to Pump                                                                      
ERROR 131:
the following links form cyclic loops in the drainage system:                                                       
ERROR 133:
Node %s has more than one outlet link.                                                                              
ERROR 134:
Node %s has illegal DUMMY link connections.                                                                         
ERROR 135:
Divider %s does not have two outlet links.                                                                           
ERROR 136:
Divider %s has invalid diversion link.                                                                              
ERROR 137:
Weir Divider %s has invalid parameters.                                                                              
ERROR 138:
Node %s has initial depth greater than maximum depth.                                                               
ERROR 139:
Regulator %s is the outlet of a non-storage node.                                                                    
ERROR 141:
Outfall %s has more than 1 inlet link or an outlet link.                                                            
ERROR 143:
Regulator %s has invalid cross-section shape.                                                                        
ERROR 145:
Drainage system has no acceptable outlet nodes.                                                                     
ERROR 151:
a Unit Hydrograph in set %s has invalid time base.                                                                   
ERROR 153:
a Unit Hydrograph in set %s has invalid response ratios.                                                            
ERROR 155:
invalid sewer area for RDII at node                                                                                  
ERROR 156:
inconsistent data file name for Rain Gage                                                                           
ERROR 157:
inconsistent rainfall format for Rain Gage                                                                          
ERROR 158:
time series for Rain Gage %s is also used by another object.                                                        
ERROR 159:
recording interval greater than time series interval for Rain Gage                                                  
ERROR 161:
cyclic dependency in treatment functions at node                                                                    
ERROR 171:
Curve %s has invalid or out of sequence data.                                                                       
ERROR 173:
Time Series %s has its data out of sequence.                                                                         
ERROR 181:
invalid Snow Melt Climatology parameters.                                                                           
ERROR 182:
invalid parameters for Snow Pack                                                                                     
ERROR 183:
no type specified for LID                                                                                           
ERROR 184:
missing layer for LID                                                                                                
ERROR 185:
invalid parameter value for LID                                                                                     
ERROR 186:
invalid parameter value for LID placed in Subcatchment                                                               
ERROR 187:
LID area exceeds total area for Subcatchment                                                                        
ERROR 188:
LID capture area exceeds total impervious area for Subcatchment                                                     
ERROR 191:
simulation start date comes after ending date.                                                                      
ERROR 193:
report start date comes after ending date.                                                                          
ERROR 195:
reporting time step or duration is less than routing time step.                                                      
ERROR 200:
one or more errors in input file.                                                                                   
ERROR 201:
too many characters in input line                                                                                    
ERROR 203:
too few items                                                                                                       
ERROR 205:
invalid keyword %s                                                                                                   
ERROR 207:
duplicate ID name %s                                                                                                
ERROR 209:
undefined object %s                                                                                                  
ERROR 211:
invalid number %s                                                                                                   
ERROR 213:
invalid date/time %s                                                                                                 
ERROR 217:
control rule clause out of sequence                                                                                 
ERROR 219:
data provided for unidentified transect                                                                              
ERROR 221:
transect station out of sequence                                                                                    
ERROR 223:
Transect %s has too few stations.                                                                                    
ERROR 225:
Transect %s has too many stations.                                                                                  
ERROR 227:
Transect %s has no Manning's N.                                                                                     
ERROR 229:
Transect %s has invalid overbank locations.                                                                         
ERROR 231:
Transect %s has no depth.                                                                                           
ERROR 233:
invalid treatment function expression                                                                                
ERROR 301:
files share same names.                                                                                             
ERROR 303:
cannot open input file.                                                                                              
ERROR 305:
cannot open report file.                                                                                            
ERROR 307:
cannot open binary results file.                                                                                     
ERROR 309:
error writing to binary results file.                                                                               
ERROR 311:
error reading from binary results file.                                                                              
ERROR 313:
cannot open scratch rainfall interface file.                                                                        
ERROR 315:
cannot open rainfall interface file                                                                                  
ERROR 317:
cannot open rainfall data file                                                                                      
ERROR 318:
date out of sequence in rainfall data file                                                                           
ERROR 319:
invalid format for rainfall interface file.                                                                         
ERROR 321:
no data in rainfall interface file for gage                                                                         
ERROR 323:
cannot open runoff interface file                                                                                   
ERROR 325:
incompatible data found in runoff interface file.                                                                   
ERROR 327:
attempting to read beyond end of runoff interface file.                                                              
ERROR 329:
error in reading from runoff interface file.                                                                        
ERROR 330:
hotstart interface files have same names.                                                                            
ERROR 331:
cannot open hotstart interface file                                                                                 
ERROR 333:
incompatible data found in hotstart interface file.                                                                  
ERROR 335:
error in reading from hotstart interface file.                                                                      
ERROR 336:
no climate file specified for evaporation and/or wind speed.                                                         
ERROR 337:
cannot open climate file                                                                                            
ERROR 338:
error in reading from climate file                                                                                   
ERROR 339:
attempt to read beyond end of climate file                                                                          
ERROR 341:
cannot open scratch RDII interface file.                                                                             
ERROR 343:
cannot open RDII interface file                                                                                     
ERROR 345:
invalid format for RDII interface file.                                                                             
ERROR 351:
cannot open routing interface file                                                                                  
ERROR 353:
invalid format for routing interface file                                                                           
ERROR 355:
mis-matched names in routing interface file                                                                          
ERROR 357:
inflows and outflows interface files have same name.                                                                
ERROR 361:
could not open external file used for Time Series                                                                    
ERROR 363:
invalid data in external file used for Time Series                                                                  
ERROR 401:
general system error.                                                                                                
ERROR 402:
cannot open new project while current project still open.                                                           
ERROR 403:
project not open or last run not ended.                                                                              
ERROR 405:
amount of output produced will exceed maximum file size; either reduce Ending Date or increase Reporting Time Step. 


Calibration said…
interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thank you
Hi, is there a particular message you want more information about? I do reference some of the errors in the other blogs.
Victor de Loza said…
thanks for this useful information! Can you provide me some more information on error 353? what is the valid format interface files?
Hi, basically error 353 means you have the wrong number of pollutants, the wrong type of keyword (for example, it looks for the word flow) or values for the interface file locations less than 0

// --- check for correct file type
fgets(line, MAXLINE, Finflows.file);
sscanf(line, "%s", s);
if ( !strcomp(s, "SWMM5") )
report_writeErrorMsg(ERR_ROUTING_FILE_FORMAT, Finflows.name);
I keep getting "ERROR 209: undefined object..." about a node I just added. I can't figure out why it's not recognizing the node. Any suggestions?
You should look at the rpt file and it should tell you the last line read.
Here's what is says:

ERROR 209: undefined object IECJ07 at line 4570 of [CONDUIT] section:
1797 3081 IECJ07 50.000000 0.013000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000

ERROR 209: undefined object IECJ07 at line 7513 of [CONDUIT] section:
CDT-15 IECJ07 3082 463.360040 0.013000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000

Where do I find lines 4570 and 7513? I'm not sure I'm looking in the right spot.
Hi,it means the node IECJ07 is not in your model, I would search for in the SWMM 5 input file to make sure or the search the SWMM 5 GUI
Hi,it means the node IECJ07 is not in your model, I would search for in the SWMM 5 input file to make sure or the search the SWMM 5 GUI
I finally figured it out! I just added the node and somehow it was turned off in the facility manager. Working now. Thanks!
Dali Elabed said…
Hi i have a broplem on
ERROR 209: undefined object * at line 70 of [SUBCACTCHMENT] section:SBV.07.05
* * 7855.154556 3225 25 6.352525 0.000000 0.000000
Hi Dan,
I think from your snippet it means that you have not defined the name of the raingage? At any rate this message means that some data is missing from the line.
Dali Elabed said…
On i have Named the rain station as SP1 . and on the start the error has been seen
Matt Harper said…
I am trying to model a storm water pipe system that has 1 conduit entering a node and 2 conduits leaving the node. I am getting error message 133. Is there a way around this?
Got a bunch of ERROR 115: adverse slope for Conduit errors. Would a negative slope prevent the model from running? My boss thought it would run still.
Hello Genevieve,
If you are using the Kinematic wave solution then you cannot have adverse slopes, if you switch to dynamic wave in Options then it will run - you can run all types of slopes.
I hope this helps.
srdjan vodovod said…
I keep getting "ERROR 209: undefined object 0 at line 2219 of [INFLOW] section:
99 FLOW 0 FLOW 1.0 1.0 0.07 2. Any suggestions?
Here is what the inflows should look like

;; Param Units Scale Baseline Baseline
;;Node Parameter Time Series Type Factor Factor Value Pattern
;;-------------- ---------------- ---------------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
102 FLOW INFLOW@102 FLOW 1.0 1.0

it looks like you have two columns with the name flow or a time series with the name flow
Tran an said…
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Tran an said…
Dear All, I have a real case in simulating the Stormwater system, as described below:
- The Outfall of this system was influenced by tidal regime: 0-12 AM, the maximum of tidal height is + 85m above mean sea level, 13-23 PM that of tide is + 94m. In case, +85 tidal height, the stormwater system can discharge into outfall freely but in case of +94m. the stormwater system was impacted by tide and can not discharge into outfall. So, Please help me to simulate this case by using SWMM Model? Thanks all,
Tran an said…
Dear All, I have a real case in simulating the Stormwater system, as described below:
- The Outfall of this system was influenced by tidal regime: 0-12 AM, the maximum of tidal height is + 85m above mean sea level, 13-23 PM that of tide is + 94m. In case, +85 tidal height, the stormwater system can discharge into outfall freely but in case of +94m. the stormwater system was impacted by tide and can not discharge into outfall. So, Please help me to simulate this case by using SWMM Model? Thanks all,
Jeff said…
Thanks for this. Is there more information available for Error 185? I have checked each tab in my Bio-Retention control editor, and see no red flags for improper values.
Jainy Mavani said…
Hi i am constantly getting error 363: invalid format of input file. how can I resolve the issue.
I am tryin to see precipitation events.
Thanks yoU,
Jainy Mavani said…
Hi i am constantly getting error 363: invalid format of input file. how can I resolve the issue.
I am tryin to see precipitation events.
Thanks yoU,
Florencia Srur said…
Hi, could you help me please?
ERROR 363: invalid data in external file used for Time Series Lluvia.
Thank you!
Hi, Can you send me your external data to robert.dickinson@gmail.com as there is probably a time or date issue.

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