AIF, XML passing special characters # and &

I using an XML file to import customers POs in to AX Sales Orders. I have a problem with the special characters # and & in the customers data. I’m re-formatting the & to &. So, I now have properly formatted XML file. The problem is, this is exactly what is going into AX. That is to say the data field in AX is populated with:


Not AT&T. Any way to correct this?

For now I’m just dropping the #, but I’d like to pass them on through too.