000026420 - Preserving HTML and XML characters as they exist in source data for RSA Archer datafeed

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support on Jul 24, 2019
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Article Number000026420
Applies ToRSA Product Set:  Archer
RSA Product/Service Type: Datafeeds / Data Import
IssueHTML and XML characters do not display in RSA Archer as they do in the datafeed source.

The following list of characters require encoding before processing data through RSA Archer datafeed:

 Character Encoded Value Description
 " " double quotation mark
 & & ampersand
 ' ' apostrophe
 < &lt; less-than sign
 > &gt; greater-than sign

To automate encoding for the characters listed above, please follow the steps below:

  1. Browse to the RSA Archer datafeed configuration that requires encoding.
  2. Open the Source Definition tab.
  3. Click Add New and populate the field name.
  4. Change Field Type to Calculated Field. The status of the field is set to Not Configured.
  5. Click Edit to change the configuration of this new field
  6. Add the HTMLEncode([SourceFieldName]) calculation in the Calculation Editor window. 
  7. Click OK.  The status of the field is now changed to Configured. 
  8. Apply changes to datafeed configuration.
  9. Browse to the Data Map tab and map this new field to the target values list replacing the prior mapped source field.
  10. Apply changes to datafeed configuration.
  11. Execute the datafeed.
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