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Created 16 November 2023 15:45
we are getting an error saying the XML is not well formed when trying to include our FM25 data in our ILR, does anyone know hwat may be causing this?
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Good morning Becka,
There are a number of issues that can cause 'XML not well formed.'
Did you manually add in this data or use a tool? If the structure of the code is broken then the file cannot be read.
21 November 2023 10:08
its from our MI system, not manually added. We're working with the software provider also, we noticed that this has been an issue before (via this forum) on the ESFA side too and wondered if anyone else was currently experiencing this.
We're aware its a formatting issue, just can't see where its falling down so hope others may have experienced similar.
21 November 2023 10:12
We have not seen any influx in enquiries regarding FM25 and 'XML not well formed' but we will keep an eye out. Best of luck with your MI system. Personally I like to use Notepad++ to review these files back to back for schema errors.
Should you not find a solution with your software providers, please contact us using the online form and include the .XML file password protected, with the password sent in a separate follow-up email. If you wish to upload the file to SLD, please provide the upload reference and we can grab it from there.
21 November 2023 11:09
I have started to receive this error as well.
21 November 2023 11:32
If you run it through the FIS software you might get more information by then going into the logs folder and looking at the log file for today's date.
21 November 2023 12:00
Brilliant - thanks for the advice, ran it through the FIS and were able to find the error that broke the file.
Basically text copied into a numeric (ULN) field by accident, would have thought this would bring an ILR error not break the entire file but we move, thanks so much for the help.
21 November 2023 13:38
You are welcome, glad you sorted it :)
22 November 2023 09:08