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EGL9.2: Unencrypted Password Shown in Spreadsheet Journal Error Message "Import Failed. A name was started with an invalid character" (Doc ID 2828534.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2023

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise FIN General Ledger - Version 9.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When importing data using journal spreadsheet that will fail in error, the unencrypted password is shown in the error message.

Replication steps:

1. Create a journal spreadsheet
2. Add a journal header description using empty tags (<>):
3. Proceed to Import Now and enter PS credentials
Import will fail with below error message, including unencrypted password:
"Import Failed. A name was started with an invalid character".

Attached OSS.docx replication file.



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