Troubleshooting Code 800A041F – Unexpected ‘Next’
Introduction to Error Code 800A041F
This error code, 800A041F occurs when you execute a VBScript with a loop. My suggestion is that there is missing End or End If statement.
The Symptoms You Get 800A041F
The script does not execute as you hoped, instead you get a WSH error message.
The Cause of Error 800A041F
The underlying cause is a syntax error, in the sense that you are missing an ‘End If’ statement. In my example, the error is blamed on Line: 23, however the problem occurs earlier in the script. An examination of the statement: ‘If objUser.class="user"’ then, reveals that there is no valid ‘End If‘ statement.
This error message is caused by a mixture of logic and syntax. If you focus on the word ‘Unexpected’ then you get a valuable clue. Incidentally, I first read the Error: as ‘Expected’ instead of ‘Unexpected’, this mistake set me back half an hour.
VBScript’s ‘Next’ statement is present, but it comes too soon, the ‘End IF’ is missing. In your script, check each ‘If’, and ‘Else If’ statement, what you are looking for is a missing End If command.
Example of Error 800A041F Script
The actual problem is not with the For …. Next loop, but with the inner loop: If.. Then. What is needed is an ‘End If’. Close study reveals that the ‘End If’ has been ‘Remmed out and that is why the script fails.
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