XML node gives an error with Invalid character


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What is the error message (if any)?

ERROR: Invalid character in entity name Line: 15773 Column: 49 Char:

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Error: Invalid character in entity name
Line: 15773
Column: 49
    at error (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/n8n/node_modules/sax/lib/sax.js:667:10)
    at strictFail (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/n8n/node_modules/sax/lib/sax.js:693:7)
    at SAXParser.write (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/n8n/node_modules/sax/lib/sax.js:1504:13)
    at Parser.exports.Parser.Parser.parseString (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/n8n/node_modules/xml2js/lib/parser.js:323:31)
    at Parser.parseString (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/n8n/node_modules/xml2js/lib/parser.js:5:59)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/n8n/node_modules/xml2js/lib/parser.js:338:24
    at new Promise (<anonymous>)
    at Parser.exports.Parser.Parser.parseStringPromise (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/n8n/node_modules/xml2js/lib/parser.js:336:14)
    at Parser.parseStringPromise (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/n8n/node_modules/xml2js/lib/parser.js:5:59)
    at Object.execute (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/n8n/node_modules/n8n-nodes-base/dist/nodes/Xml/Xml.node.js:223:47)

Is there any way to convert to a valid JSON format?

Thank you very much!

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Hey @Mikhail,

The issue doesn’t appear to be with the node, I have ran your XML file against an online validation service and it shows the same error message. You can check with this service: https://codebeautify.org/xmlvalidator

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Hey @Jon

Thank you so much for answering!

Yes, I noticed something strange about the source, too. I will deal with it, maybe they will fix this error.
Thanks for the link, I will use it!

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There was an “&” sign in the XML, which caused an error. Now this sign has been removed from the source and everything seems to work.

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