How to force encoding for an CSV data source


When you are importing CSV file as File Type in the data source, you can specify the encoding charset using the Properties field on the Data Source form. Properties field can be enabled in the Data Source Form by configuring the Form Layout.

Steps are given:

  1. Navigate to Data Source Form.
  2. Click the context menu icon (Context menu icon) and select Configure > Form Layout.
  3. Using the slushbucket, select "Properties" and the order in which you want them to appear.
  4. Save the changes


Below image shows the Properties Field:


Additional Information

The default character set used for decoding the imported CSV file is WINDOWS-1252. See below : 

Defining a specific type of encoding such as utf-8 when importing a CSV document is necessary for proper data formatting(dependent on CSV format).