Unable to open project. Reason: ParseKeywordException

We are facing issue that Katalon failed to open project due to below error
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Look like it is coming from our custom keywords. However, those keywords are running well. Currently, we work around by moving out those keywords then open project and copy them back. Please help!

Error Details
com.kms.katalon.custom.improvement.parser.ParseKeywordException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid JSON syntax. Root cause: com.google.gson.stream.MalformedJsonException: Expected β€˜:’ at line 2 column 10 path $.<<<<<<<
at com.kms.katalon.custom.improvement.parser.ProjectCustomKeywordsParser.parseAllKeywordFilesInProject(ProjectCustomKeywordsParser.java:84)
at com.kms.katalon.custom.improvement.parser.ImprovedCustomKeywordParser.parseProjectCustomKeywords(ImprovedCustomKeywordParser.java:138)
at com.kms.katalon.custom.improvement.parser.ImprovedCustomKeywordParser.parseCustomKeywords(ImprovedCustomKeywordParser.java:57)
at com.kms.katalon.controller.ImprovedKeywordControllerDelegate.parseAllCustomKeywords(ImprovedKeywordControllerDelegate.java:41)
at com.kms.katalon.controller.KeywordController.parseAllCustomKeywords(KeywordController.java:165)
at com.kms.katalon.controller.ProjectController.openProjectForUI(ProjectController.java:129)
at com.kms.katalon.composer.project.handlers.OpenProjectHandler$1.run(OpenProjectHandler.java:166)
at org.eclipse.jface.operation.ModalContext$ModalContextThread.run(ModalContext.java:122)
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid JSON syntax. Root cause: com.google.gson.stream.MalformedJsonException: Expected β€˜:’ at line 2 column 10 path $.<<<<<<<
at com.kms.katalon.core.util.internal.JsonUtil.fromJson(JsonUtil.java:94)
at com.kms.katalon.custom.improvement.cache.ParseKeywordCacheContent.fromFile(ParseKeywordCacheContent.java:54)
at com.kms.katalon.custom.improvement.cache.ParseKeywordCacheFile.loadContent(ParseKeywordCacheFile.java:35)
at com.kms.katalon.custom.improvement.cache.ParseKeywordCacheFile.getOrCreate(ParseKeywordCacheFile.java:64)
at com.kms.katalon.custom.improvement.parser.ProjectCustomKeywordsParser.internallyParseKeywordFile(ProjectCustomKeywordsParser.java:92)
at com.kms.katalon.custom.improvement.parser.ProjectCustomKeywordsParser.parseAllKeywordFilesInProject(ProjectCustomKeywordsParser.java:78)
… 7 more

Hi @nguyenthanh.lam,

Just delete .cache folder, .project file, .classpath file then try opening your project again.

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Do we need to add those files to .gitignore?

Thanks. It is working now. Hopefully it does not happen again…

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Do we need to add those files to .gitignore?

Yes, you should

Thank you. It is now working well

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Could you please let us know how to get rid of the .cache folder that have already gotten to GitHub?

Any update on this? How u resolved in master

@vasanthi.jayakumar ,

Just delete .project, .classpath file which is under your project folder then reopen the project again