I have created a SharePoint Designer site Workflow.

In this workflow, there is an action "call Http web service" to copy files from one location to another.

It fails for all the files that has chinese character in file name. I am getting error as "Bad Request - Invalid URL".

For all other files (without chinese character in file name) it works perfectly.

Anybody has any idea or suggestions for this scenario.

Thank You in advance.

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It’s the default behavior. You need to encode the Chinese characters when using Rest API.

  • Thanks for the reply. Here I am using call http web service action in SharePoint designer workflow. I know how to encode URL in JavaScript but I am not sure how to encode URL in SharePoint designer workflow. Could you please suggest me on that.. May 8, 2019 at 18:57

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