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300-File Special Characters in the Name Field


I was wondering if someone knows the special characters that Concur accepts in the name field on the 300-file?

We have recently had employees error out on the file due to special characters in either the first or last name.

The special characters that errored out were: é, á, è, í, ó, ñ, ü, ž, č, ć, ô, ł and ä



SAP Concur Employee
SAP Concur Employee

@Shrum HI!  I have what characters cannot be used for you:


The following characters cannot be used in the Login ID field:
% [ # ! * & ( ) ~ ` ' { ^ } \ | / ? > < , ; : " + = ] 

The following characters cannot be used in Email Address field:
[ ( ) \ > < ; : " ] ,”
NOTE: The "." character (dot; period; full stop) may be used, but not as the first or last character, and never in a sequence of two or more.


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Melanie Taufen
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SAP Concur Employee
SAP Concur Employee

Also, make sure your file is encoded as UTF-8 with BOM to make sure your file is properly representing all characters.

Grant Chase - Senior Product Learning Specialist - SAP Learning