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MarkView All Components - Verify fails with Malformed \uxxxx encoding error

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Applies To

  • ERP System: SAP
  • MarkView Version: MarkView 6.4


  • MarkView Verify fails with an error similar to the following reported in the log files:
    2010-02-18 12:04:12,500 FATAL com.markview.installer.InstallerType Error while running installer
    java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Malformed \uxxxx encoding.
        at java.util.Properties.loadConvert(Unknown Source) at java.util.Properties.load(Unknown Source)
        at com.markview.installer.TargetRegistryManager.getPropertiesFromTRS(
        at com.markview.installer.InstallerType.loadTargetRegistry(
        at com.markview.installer.InstallerType.loadTargetRegistry(
        at com.markview.installer.InstallerType.runInstaller(
        at com.markview.installer.InstallerVerify.main(

Known Causes

  • This error occurs because of URL values stored within the mv_target_registry table that contain the '\' character.


  • Run the following query to identify the problematic URLs:
    select name_attribute,value from mv_target_registry where lower(value) like '%\%';
  • Run the following update statement to correct the issue:
    update mv_target_registry set value = replace(value,'\','/') where lower(value) like '%\%';

Keywords: mal-formed, encode