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Special characters in a list view filter cause the list not to load

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Inside a List View, if you have filtering enabled and you go to create a filter who's name/title has a special character inside of it, then you set this filter to run as default, when you go to load the view again it will no longer load the view and you will see a constant spinning wheel.



If the filter is set to default and contains a special character inside of it like: ' ! { , etc.


As a workaround, edit the Form.UserSetting table inside the K2 database and remove the special character. Please contact K2 Support as direct database manipulation is not recommended. 

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