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    error syntax error before {

    Hey guys i have a project that im working on and i have an error everytime i compile.

    It has several files this program so i have attatched the files onto this thread.

    It says on line 222 in ts_utility.c syntax error before or at { error code 2

    Could someone please help me solve it thanks..

    Code:
    /****************************************************************************
    * COSC1098/1283 - Assignment #2 - Tennis Store
    * Programming Principles 2A/Programming Techniques
    * Author           : <insert name here>
    * Student Number   : <insert student number here>
    * Yallara Username : <insert username here>
    * Start up code provided by Steven Burrows - stburrow@cs.rmit.edu.au
    ****************************************************************************/
    
    #include "ts.h"
    #include "ts_utility.h"
    #include "ts_options.h"
    
    /****************************************************************************
    * Function readRestOfLine() is used for buffer clearing. Source: 
    * https://inside.cs.rmit.edu.au/~pmcd/teaching/C-Prog/CourseDocuments/
    * FrequentlyAskedQuestions/
    ****************************************************************************/
    void readRestOfLine()
    {
       int c;
    
       /* Read until the end of the line or end-of-file. */   
       while ((c = fgetc(stdin)) != '\n' && c != EOF)
          ;
    
       /* Clear the error and end-of-file flags. */
       clearerr(stdin);
    }
    
    /****************************************************************************
    * Initialises the system to a safe empty state.
    ****************************************************************************/
    void systemInit(TennisStoreType* ts)
    {
    }
    
    /****************************************************************************
    * Loads all data into the system.
    ****************************************************************************/
    void loadData(TennisStoreType* ts, char* customerFile, char* stockFile)
    {
    
      /* declaration of variables*/
      char* stockID;
      char* description;
      char* custID;
      char* surname;
      char* firstName;
      char* address;
      char* suburb;
      char sTmp[100];
      char cTmp[100];
      char* unitpricePtr;
      char* stocklevelPtr;
      char* postCodePtr;
      char* phoneNumPtr;
    
      double unitprice;
      int stocklevel;  
      int postCode;
      int phoneNum;
    
    
    
      /* pointing nodes to customer variables*/
    
      CustomerNodeType* newCust;
      CustomerNodeType* curCust;
      CustomerNodeType* prevCust;
    
      /* variables for files*/
    
      FILE *cFile;
      FILE *sFile;
    
      if((cFile = fopen(customerFile, "r")) == NULL || (sFile = fopen(
      stockFile,"r")) == NULL)
      {
        fprintf(stderr, "error opening file\n");
        exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
    
      }
      else
      {
    
        printf("file was opened correctly");
      }
    
      while(fgets(cTmp, 100, cFile ) != NULL)
      {
       
        /* tokenizing variables*/
    
        custID = strtok(cTmp, ",");
        surname = strtok(NULL, ",");
        firstName = strtok(NULL, ",");
        suburb = strtok(NULL, ",");
        postCodePtr = strtok(NULL, ",");
        phoneNumPtr = strtok(NULL,"/0");
        postCode = atoi(postCodePtr);
        phoneNum = atoi(phoneNumPtr);
    
        /* allocating memory using malloc for nodes*/        
       
        prevCust = malloc(sizeof(*prevCust));
        curCust = malloc(sizeof(*curCust));
        newCust = malloc(sizeof(*newCust));
    
        /* start of linked list*/
    
        curCust = ts -> headCust;
        prevCust = NULL;
        
        while(curCust !=NULL)
        {
           prevCust = curCust;
           
           curCust = curCust -> nextCust;
    
        }
        /* copy the string variables into newCust node*/
    
        strcpy(newCust->custID,custID);
        strcpy(newCust->surname,surname);
        strcpy(newCust->firstName,firstName);
        strcpy(newCust->address,address);
        strcpy(newCust->suburb,suburb);
    
        /* newCust is postCode*/
    
        newCust->postCode=postCode;
    
        /* newCust is phoneNum*/
    
        newCust->phoneNum=phoneNum;
       
        /* printing the preloaded data*/
        printf("\n\t%s",newCust -> custID);
        printf("\t%s",  newCust -> firstName);
        printf("\t%s",  newCust -> surname);
        printf("\t%s",  newCust -> address);
        printf("\t%s",  newCust -> suburb);
        printf("\t%d",  newCust -> postCode);
        printf("\t%d",  newCust -> phoneNum);
    
        /* keep count of each customer in loop*/
    
        ts -> customerCount++;
    
        /* start of linked list*/
    
        if(prevCust == NULL)
        {
          ts ->headCust = newCust;
    
        }
        else
        {
       
          prevCust -> nextCust = newCust;
    
        }
        /* if there is a previous node get the next node and make
           it the new node*/
      }
      fclose(sFile);
    
      while(fgets(sTmp, 100, sFile) != NULL)
      {
        /* tokenizing each field from comma*/
    
        stockID = strtok(sTmp, ",");
        description = strtok(NULL, ",");
        unitpricePtr = strtok(NULL,",");
        stocklevelPtr = strtok(NULL, "/0");
       
        /* cast the Ptr character to an integers
     
        unitprice = atoi(unitpricePtr);
        stocklevel = atoi(stocklevelPtr);
    
        prevStock = malloc(sizeof(*prevStock));
        curStock = malloc(sizeof(*curStock));
        newStock = malloc(sizeof(*newStock));
    
        curStock = ts -> headStock;
        prevStock = NULL;
    
        while(curStock != NULL)
        {
           prevStock = curStock;
           
           curStock = curStock -> nextStock;
    
        }
    
        ts -> stockCount++;
    
        if(prevStock == NULL)
        {
           ts->headStock=newStock;
        }
        else
        {
           prevStock->nextStock=newStock;
        }
       
    
      }
      fclose(sFile);
     
    
    
    
    }
    
    /****************************************************************************
    * Deallocates memory used in the program.
    ****************************************************************************/
    void systemFree(TennisStoreType* ts)
    {
    
    
    }

    I couldnt submit the exstra file ts_utility.h
    Code:
    #ifndef TS_UTILITY_H
    #define TS_UTILITY_H
    
    /* Function prototypes. */
    void readRestOfLine();
    void systemInit(TennisStoreType* ts);
    void loadData(TennisStoreType* ts, char* customerFile, char* stockFile);
    void systemFree(TennisStoreType* ts);
    
    #endif
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    You forgot to close the comment on line 178... A good editor would've picked it up instantly as the rest of the code would be colored in the comment color.

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    Guess it's this line
    Code:
        /* cast the Ptr character to an integers
    But next time don't let me count to 222.
    Kurt

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    ohhh no joke silly silly thanks for that

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    Great... and what line is line 222? ...or do we actually have to count ourselves line by line? I did notice one thing that is a problem: See below in red; you are closing sFile prematurely, I think you meant cFile.

    Code:
    void loadData(TennisStoreType* ts, char* customerFile, char* stockFile)
    {
    
      /* declaration of variables*/
      char* stockID;
      char* description;
      char* custID;
      char* surname;
      char* firstName;
      char* address;
      char* suburb;
      char sTmp[100];
      char cTmp[100];
      char* unitpricePtr;
      char* stocklevelPtr;
      char* postCodePtr;
      char* phoneNumPtr;
    
      double unitprice;
      int stocklevel;  
      int postCode;
      int phoneNum;
    
    
    
      /* pointing nodes to customer variables*/
    
      CustomerNodeType* newCust;
      CustomerNodeType* curCust;
      CustomerNodeType* prevCust;
    
      /* variables for files*/
    
      FILE *cFile;
      FILE *sFile;
    
      if((cFile = fopen(customerFile, "r")) == NULL || (sFile = fopen(
      stockFile,"r")) == NULL)
      {
        fprintf(stderr, "error opening file\n");
        exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
    
      }
      else
      {
    
        printf("file was opened correctly");
      }
    
      while(fgets(cTmp, 100, cFile ) != NULL)
      {
       
        /* tokenizing variables*/
    
        custID = strtok(cTmp, ",");
        surname = strtok(NULL, ",");
        firstName = strtok(NULL, ",");
        suburb = strtok(NULL, ",");
        postCodePtr = strtok(NULL, ",");
        phoneNumPtr = strtok(NULL,"/0");
        postCode = atoi(postCodePtr);
        phoneNum = atoi(phoneNumPtr);
    
        /* allocating memory using malloc for nodes*/        
       
        prevCust = malloc(sizeof(*prevCust));
        curCust = malloc(sizeof(*curCust));
        newCust = malloc(sizeof(*newCust));
    
        /* start of linked list*/
    
        curCust = ts -> headCust;
        prevCust = NULL;
        
        while(curCust !=NULL)
        {
           prevCust = curCust;
           
           curCust = curCust -> nextCust;
    
        }
        /* copy the string variables into newCust node*/
    
        strcpy(newCust->custID,custID);
        strcpy(newCust->surname,surname);
        strcpy(newCust->firstName,firstName);
        strcpy(newCust->address,address);
        strcpy(newCust->suburb,suburb);
    
        /* newCust is postCode*/
    
        newCust->postCode=postCode;
    
        /* newCust is phoneNum*/
    
        newCust->phoneNum=phoneNum;
       
        /* printing the preloaded data*/
        printf("\n\t%s",newCust -> custID);
        printf("\t%s",  newCust -> firstName);
        printf("\t%s",  newCust -> surname);
        printf("\t%s",  newCust -> address);
        printf("\t%s",  newCust -> suburb);
        printf("\t%d",  newCust -> postCode);
        printf("\t%d",  newCust -> phoneNum);
    
        /* keep count of each customer in loop*/
    
        ts -> customerCount++;
    
        /* start of linked list*/
    
        if(prevCust == NULL)
        {
          ts ->headCust = newCust;
    
        }
        else
        {
       
          prevCust -> nextCust = newCust;
    
        }
        /* if there is a previous node get the next node and make
           it the new node*/
      }
      fclose(sFile);
    
      while(fgets(sTmp, 100, sFile) != NULL)
      {
        /* tokenizing each field from comma*/
    
        stockID = strtok(sTmp, ",");
        description = strtok(NULL, ",");
        unitpricePtr = strtok(NULL,",");
        stocklevelPtr = strtok(NULL, "/0");
       
        /* cast the Ptr character to an integers
     
        unitprice = atoi(unitpricePtr);
        stocklevel = atoi(stocklevelPtr);
    
        prevStock = malloc(sizeof(*prevStock));
        curStock = malloc(sizeof(*curStock));
        newStock = malloc(sizeof(*newStock));
    
        curStock = ts -> headStock;
        prevStock = NULL;
    
        while(curStock != NULL)
        {
           prevStock = curStock;
           
           curStock = curStock -> nextStock;
    
        }
    
        ts -> stockCount++;
    
        if(prevStock == NULL)
        {
           ts->headStock=newStock;
        }
        else
        {
           prevStock->nextStock=newStock;
        }
       
    
      }
      fclose(sFile);
     
    
    
    
    }
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