format string needs a int, but the variable is an int and runtime error

Here is the error message:

TypeError      Python 2.3.4: /usr/bin/python
Sat Jul 1 19:01:46 2006

A problem occurred in a Python script. Here is the sequence of function calls leading up to the error, in the order they occurred.

  202         myReport.controlSet(0,heading)
  203         if myReport.controlTest(0):
  204                 line="%-8s  %-%6s  %-5s  %-5d  %-8s  %-10s  %-6s  %-40s" % (job,heading,hardwaretype,quantity,doortype,doorno,firelabel,location)
  205                 myReport.reserveLines(2)
  206                 myReport.printLine(line)
line undefined, job = '00000001', heading = '000001', hardwaretype = '', quantity = 1, doortype = '', doorno = '', firelabel = '', location = ''

TypeError: int argument required
      args = ('int argument required',)

the format string only has one int format and this is associated with quantity which appears to be an int

Here is a bigger window on the code:

while row is not None:
      if myReport.controlTest(0):
            line="%-8s  %-%6s  %-5s  %-5d  %-8s  %-10s  %-6s  %-40s" % (job,heading,hardwaretype,quantity,doortype,doorno,firelabel,location)
Please advise.
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RichieHindleConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You have an extra % in your format string, in the second position: "%-%6s" should be "%-6s".
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