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P6 XML Import Fails with Error "Severe: Illegal Character ((Ctrl-char, Code 31))" (Doc ID 2865907.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2022

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 15.1.0.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 15.1.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to import a Primavera XML file into P6, the following error occurs.

SEVERE: Illegal character ((CTRL-CHAR, code 31))
 at [row,col {unknown-source}]: [18062,19]
com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.reader.ImportReaderException: Illegal character ((CTRL-CHAR, code 31))
 at [row,col {unknown-source}]: [18062,19]

Cause

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