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Why am I suddenly getting Unable to import the file. Must specify valid information for parsing in the string errors when importing transactions?

Overview

I am getting a long string of error when importing transaction recently and am not sure why. The error code starts with:

Unable to import the file.  Must specify valid information for parsing in the string.

Environment

Avalara Avatax

Resolution

  • This can happen from time to time if the headers in your import file do not match the new Brazil specific headers of the import template.
  • If this happens the easiest fix is to copy your actual transaction data and then paste it into a fresh new import template downloaded Here