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Invalid byte 3 of 3-byte UTF-8 sequence

Chandan Singh Parihar || 16 May 2018 10:26 am || 1

OData Error when trying to connect PO/PI system to SuccessFactors

Hello SAP Experts,

I am using Eclipse in order to integrate my SAP PI/PO system with SuccessFactors via OData API. However, I am unable to connect SF OData system and getting the following exception:

Failed to Connect to OData system, reason [ ParseError at [row,col]:[X,Y]
Message: Invalid byte 3 of 3-byte UTF-8 sequence.]

Please follow the steps below in order to regenerate the error:

  • First, you need to install HCI components in Eclipse;
  • Then create iFlow and configure receiver channel to use OData V2 protocol;
  • At last, configure JobApplication url and connect.

Please help me to resolve this issue.


  • 16 May 2018 3:57 pm Best Answer

    Follow the steps below in order to adjust the Eclipse:

    • First, close the Eclipse if in case it is running;
    • Now navigate to the folder where eclipse.exe is present;
    • Then please open the eclipse.ini in text editor;
    • Now please locate the line -vmargs;
    • Please add -Dfile.encoding=utf-8 in a new line immediately after -vmargs section;
    • Save eclipse.ini
    • Now, at last, you need to start Eclipse and try to perform the steps again.