UseEncoding transform

When considering files in textual form, for example, when doing text replacement with the ReplaceText transform, the engine must decide which encoding to use.

By default, UTF-8 is assumed. If any files must be handled differently, use the UseEncoding transform to annotate them with an explicit encoding.

Note: UseEncoding returns an error if you apply encoding to files that have already been explicitly configured with a particular encoding.

Syntax reference

type: UseEncoding
encoding: <encoding>    # As recognized by the java java.nio.charset.Charset class
condition: <SpEL expression>

Supported encoding names include, for example, UTF-8, US-ASCII, and ISO-8859-1.

Example use

UseEncoding is typically used as an upfront transform to, for example, ReplaceText in a chain:

type: Chain   # Or using "Combo"
  - type: UseEncoding
    encoding: ISO-8859-1
  - type: ReplaceText
      - text: "hello"
        with: "#howToSayHello" 

See also

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