Data import from csv and txt files - supported encodings

Modified on Sun, 19 Mar 2023 at 08:06 AM

Valigara imports/updates data from CSV or TXT files. Most of the files are in the standard UTF-8 encoding. In some cases, (f.i. support of extended special symbols, or languages using the non-Latin alphabet, such as Hebrew, Arabic, and German) data files use different encodings.

Examples of advanced symbols: ¿  , ¶, ®   , Á

The BOM (Byte Order Mark) standard determines the file encoding.  If no BOM is defined in the file, the default UTF-8 encoding is assumed. 

Supported encodings:

  • UTF-8 (default)
  • UTF-16BE
  • UTF-16LE
  • UTF-32BE
  • UTF-32LE

  • If you're unsure about the encoding, try uploading the data, and check if the content displays correctly in the resulting products. 
  • There is no way to "guess" the encoding from the file content and display the relevant error. Thus, have the BOM set properly, and ensure the file is uploaded correctly.

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