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3081788 - Error MALFORMED When importing a Zip file


Bellow Error message occurred when trying to import a zip file (e.g. Questions with Images) via Import Data tool.



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Error message = MALFORMED <br>Ticket No = 1234313<br>ErrorFingerprint [exceptionRootCauseTag=ddffa1b6c57f11888c90c4aba3f3ffe3b599450b, exceptionStackTraceTag=3311ba007598793e5c03da1c9f80b531a5798d25]<br>Timestamp = 2021-07-28T01:41:27.852+0000<br>Stack trace = java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: MALFORMED at at at at



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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Learning Administration > System Configuration > System Tools > Import Data
  2. Select a record type like Questions > Choose the Zip file to upload.
  3. Got the error screen.


There are special characters (including Chinese or Japanese characters) in the file names and the file names are not encoded in UTF-8 inside the uploaded Zip file.


Use a software which can define UTF-8 as the encode for file names, e.g. 7-zip.

WinRAR could also be used as it will add UTF-8 BOM to the file names.

If you cannot use such Zip software, please remove the special characters from the file names.


Import Questions, Application Error , KBA , LOD-SF-LMS-IMP , Import Data Tool , Problem


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