Having XML to JSON issue


I am trying to convert an XML message to JSO and I am getting the following error:

“ERROR: Non-whitespace before first tag. Line: 0 Column: 1 Char: [”

I have tried: origString.replace(“[”, “”).

With no success.

Top of JSON conversion follows:


Any help would be appreciated.


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Hi @wtw0872, welcome to the community!

I am sorry you are having trouble. I quickly tried out the XML node on n8n 1.4.1 using the below workflow, but didn’t have any problems here:

The data is converted as expected:

Based on your error message it seems like it might just be a case of removing leading whitespaces from your existing XML data. Perhaps you can share a workflow using which your problem can be reproduced? You can of course redact anything confidential, but it’d be important to keep the problematic data structure itself.