Submission Errors Due To "Filename Format" Reported – Special Characters Not Supported
File attachment names longer than approximately 50 characters can cause submission errors. Do not use any special characters (example: &,–,*,%,/,#’, - ) or spacing followed by a dash in the file name for word separation, use underscore (example: my_Attached_File.pdf) in naming the attachments. There also have been issues reported when periods were used in the file name that prevented a successful submission. Please note that if these guidelines are not followed, your application may be rejected.
S2S NOTICE: Special Characters Not Supported
Grants.gov will only accept ASCII characters in XML, while other characters may be supported by the schema, they may cause differences in the resulting hash value generated when the application is processed by Grants.gov resulting in a FATAL error in the submission.
EXAMPLE 1 - Note 'D' causes an error
[2009-02-11 11:17:46,610][FATAL][GrantS2SFacade.submitApplication()1377]-Couldn't completely receive Submission due to unknown Exception. Throwing Exception to WS Implementation
org.dom4j.InvalidXPathException: Invalid XPath expression: //att:FileLocation[@att:href='D'ASSORO+BCRT+2002_FTLUII5NT77KT4IQDKQGDQBAD6.pdf'] Expected: ]
EXAMPLE 2 - Note 's causes an error