Strange Characters in Uploaded Files

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API Update [posted on December 13, 2012]:

This version of the Bullhorn APIs should no longer be used.

All new work should be done using Bullhorn's REST or Web Services APIs. For more information please visit:

Bullhorn REST API provides a simpler and faster way for developers to build applications that interact with the Bullhorn platform and is used by Bullhorn Inc. to develop features of the Bullhorn ATS/CRM application.

Of the BullhornSTAFFING HTTP API interfaces listed below, our analysis shows that the following are most commonly used by developers:

Resume Parsing API
Published Job Data (XML)
The interface to these will continue to work as is because Bullhorn will replace the back end to use REST API. The URLs for these 2 specific APIs may change in the 2nd half of 2013; developers may require to update their applications to use the new URLs.

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Strange Characters in Uploaded Files

Post by jsh07 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:38 pm


We are using the AttachFile.cfm API to allow candidates to upload resumes. In many instances, characters such as dashes or bullets will be changed to odd characters such as questions marks or boxes in the uploaded files. Is there anything that we can do to prevent this?


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Re: Strange Characters in Uploaded Files

Post by MGIORDANO1 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:16 am

Hello Julie

Unfortunately there isn't anything that can be done. It all depends on how the resume is formatted.

Thank you