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3116317 - "invalid XML character" error during Datasource Replication via Eclipse


The following error happens during the replication of Datasources of an ODP source system in BW Modeling Tools:

An internal error occurred during: "Collecting DataSources".
ParseError at [row,col]:[1,<COLNUM>]
Message: An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0x<HEX_CODE>) was found in the value of attribute "description" and element is "dsReplication:replicationTask".



  • SAP BW/4HANA 1.00
  • SAP BW/4HANA 2.00
  • SAP BW/4HANA 2021


SAP BW/4HANA all versions


KBA , BW-MT-RSDS , DataSource in BW Modeling Tools , BW4-ME-SRC , Source System , BW4-DM-SRC-ODP , ODP Source System , Problem

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