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Render tool encounters UTFDataFormatExceptions

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Error: Render (153): Exception parse error line: 1 column: 40 An exception occurred! Type:UTFDataFormatException, Message:invalid byte 2 (_) of a 2-byte sequence.

I get about 7 of these errors while trying to publish PDFs.

 

From reading here some people were having a similar error because they were using languages other than english but had a slightly different error(byte 2 (_) of a 3-byte sequence.).

 

Some people were having luck with a regex workaround(this isn't working for me).

 

I cant even find the offending cells from this error message.

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi @StephenF 

 

Could you please share a sample of your workflow? At least where this error occurs?

 

Surely there's something going on with encoding but a deeper analysis might be needed to check for data types, specific characters that might be the issue etc.


Cheers,

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Hi

 

I got 7 errors as this was the number of distinct strings in the field i was grouping on.

 

I just noticed my filename string I was creating use a special character É - this appears to be the source of the error/bug.

 

So on each file creation it had an error as it can't handle non-english language characters - how annoying.

 

Ill add this to the requests to fix things here - but this should really have already been documented at least.

 

Thx,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alteryx Certified Partner

@StephenF 

 

I see. I still think that this is not an issue of Alteryx itself, it has something to do with the Code Page setup you're dealing with. There might be workarounds to solve this.

 

Cheers,

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