Importing SI .tre metadata into Excel to view, getting error (Internal error: Data at the root level is invalid. Line 4, position 1.)"

I'm trying to figure out a better way to create reporting trees and noticed the SI metadata stores the trees as a .tre file. I guessed it was an xml file so opened it in visual studio, which worked, but I get a message that there are inconsistent line endings.

I don't know enough about xml or Visual Studio to know what that means. And it doesn't look particularly convenient to edit in VS.

So I tried to import the tre file into Excel. That is where I got the error message saying the problem is line 4 position 1.

Is a pipe symbol not a valid character in XML? 

Any suggestions about an easier way to build a reporting tree than from within the SI application?

 

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I use a program called Notepad ++

Notepad ++ download

It allows you to edit the .tre files.

You can see how the exiting trees are defined. You can copy and paste the sections and then just change the GL Account.

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