GE Invalid Token error

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05 Oct, 2011 10:11 PM

When I attempt to open my exported KML file in GE I get an "invalid token" error as shown in the attached screen capture. I have encountered this error before and traced it to some invalid characters in my MS ACCESS table. Now that the error is occurring again I need to figure out where the bad character is in my ACCESS table. Is there any way to determine what character is triggering the error from the GE error message? Or perhaps can I get an idea which field and record in the table is causing the problem by the line and column information displayed in the GE error message?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by bFlood on 06 Oct, 2011 12:22 AM

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    send me the KML file and I'll find it for you


  2. 2 Posted by nwilson on 06 Oct, 2011 03:10 PM

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    Hi Brian,

    Here is the file. Rename to .zip.

    Is there a utility that will help me find these errors?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by bFlood on 06 Oct, 2011 03:18 PM

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    the Projnum is "91-0609S" (91-0609S DeGeraty / Survey). the field with the issue is "Scanned", it has an invalid character "EMes" (the EM portion)

    You can just use a text editor to view the KML and then scroll to the line that GE reports as an error. I like Programmers Notepad, its free but there are lots of other great text editors too


  4. 4 Posted by nwilson on 06 Oct, 2011 06:34 PM

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    That tip was a huge help.

    Thank you very much!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by bFlood on 06 Oct, 2011 06:36 PM

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    np neil, cheers

  6. bFlood closed this discussion on 06 Oct, 2011 06:36 PM.

  7. bFlood re-opened this discussion on 18 May, 2017 11:56 PM

  8. Support Staff 6 Posted by bFlood on 18 May, 2017 11:56 PM

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