In this knowledge base entry it says to modify the UTF-8 tag to say UTF-16 to get around this issue.
SOLUTION: To resolve this issue you must replace the 'encoding=UTF-8' tag in the XML document with 'encoding=UTF-16'. After changing the encoding tag in the XML document MSSQL should process the XML data.
I don't really like the idea of saying it's UTF-16 when it's not. Is there a way to write the document in UTF-16? I tried entering "UTF-16" in the "Encode data using encoding type: " field, but it comes out garbled in the graphical representation in Cast Iron Studio. It's also garbled in the destination SQL Server XML column. How can I write true UTF-16, including the UTF-16 declaration, with the Write XML activity?
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