Error "Unable to find column definitions in the given xml document." occurs when trying to use an .xml file with a Data Connector Data Source

Article:TECH184046  |  Created: 2012-03-16  |  Updated: 2012-03-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH184046
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



When clicking on the "View import data" for a Data Connector Data Source that uses an .xml file, the error "Unable to get data from the selected data source. Ensure the data source is configured properly. Unable to find column definitions in the given xml document." occurs.


Error



Unable to get data from the selected data source. Ensure the data source is configured properly. Unable to find column definitions in the given xml document.


Cause



The .xml file is not in the expected format.


Solution



Change the format of the .xml file to the expected format, or consider using .csv or .xls files, which are easier to format.

An example format for Computers is included as an attachment to this article.


Attachments

Computers xml sample file.xml (488 Bytes)


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH184046


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