search cancel

java.nio.charset.MalformedInputException Error while masking the file with Special characters '£' in FDM

book

Article ID: 215030

calendar_today

Updated On:

Products

CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)

Issue/Introduction

Working on data masking of files which has special characters. Masking is being failed specifically for character  '£. 

java.io.UncheckedIOException: java.nio.charset.MalformedInputException: Input length = 1
 at java.io.BufferedReader$1.hasNext(Unknown Source)
 at java.util.Iterator.forEachRemaining(Unknown Source)
 at java.util.Spliterators$IteratorSpliterator.forEachRemaining(Unknown Source)
 at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.copyInto(Unknown Source)
 at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.wrapAndCopyInto(Unknown Source)
 at java.util.stream.ReduceOps$ReduceOp.evaluateSequential(Unknown Source)
 at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.evaluate(Unknown Source)
 at java.util.stream.LongPipeline.reduce(Unknown Source)
 at java.util.stream.LongPipeline.sum(Unknown Source)
 at java.util.stream.ReferencePipeline.count(Unknown Source)
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.Datamasker.getNumberOfLines(Datamasker.java:5970)
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.Datamasker.doFileMasking(Datamasker.java:8202)
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.Datamasker.main(Datamasker.java:2662)
Caused by: java.nio.charset.MalformedInputException: Input length = 1

 

Environment

Release : 4.9

Component : CA Test Data Manager - Others

Cause

This error may be caused due to incorrect file encoding. For example the file encoding could be ANSI.

Resolution

We found that the issue was with the file encoding being "ANSI".

To check. open the source file in a text editor like Notepad++ and check the encoding menu.

If it is anything other than UTF-8, then convert the source file to UTF-8 encoding and save.

Using this converted file, masking would be successful.