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"malformed \uxxxx encoding" Error Running setup.bat for SOA on WebLogic Install (Doc ID 753628.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Platform - Version: to
This problem can occur on any platform.


When running the setup.bat script which is part of the SOA on WebLogic 9.2 installation and documented in the following installation guide:

Oracle® SOA Suite
Installation Guide for WebLogic Server
10g Release 3 ( for UNIX and Microsoft Windows

on a Windows platform, the following error occurs and the script fails:

UnknownElement : Task "property" finished with error.
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Malformed \uxxxx encoding.


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