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ACT 2016 Prospect Data Load (PDL) Setup - Invalid Date Value (Doc ID 2145940.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 02, 2018

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Recruiting and Admissions - Version 9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 9 version, Prospect/Admissions Data Load

When attempting to Load ACT 2016 using PDL setup,
the following error occurs.

Invalid date value, 5090, File Row Number 1, Field Name Test Date (14015,578)

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Using sample file - There are some weird characters at the start of the 2016 sample ACT file. You cannot see it in notepad or text pad or even Ultra-edit. You can only see it in ASCII. After I removed the characters it worked fine.

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot load given bad characters within file..


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