Choose Import Character Encoding

On the Scan & Upload File page of the Import Assistant, choose the type of character encoding for your CSV import. The type of character encoding you choose depends on the type of file you wish to import.

Encoding schemes generally act the same way for common characters, such as ‘a', ‘A', and ‘0'. For special characters that programs may generate automatically as you type, such as typographic quotation marks, and for characters with diacriticals, encoding schemes differ, for example 0xE9 vs. 0x8E for ‘e' + acute accent.

NetSuite supports the following types of character encoding:


If invalid characters prevent a file from being processed for import, you receive an error and are able to fix it. For more information, see CSV Import Error Reporting.

Related Topics

Step One Scan & Upload File
Select an Import Type
Select a Record Type for Import
Choose CSV Column Delimiter
Select a File for Import

General Notices