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How to remove BOM from any text/XML file

How To


Importing files with BOM characters can result in failure of the import.


BOM characters are not visible but they exist and they can cause an import to fail. This is a tutorial on how to remove BOM characters to ensure successful import. 


1. Download Notepad++.
2. To check if BOM character exists, open the file in Notepad++ and look at the bottom right corner. If it says UTF-8-BOM then the file contains BOM character.
3. To remove BOM character, go to Encoding and select Encode in UTF-8
4. Save the file and re-try the import. 

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Modified date:
06 September 2019