2469351 - Odata API upsert calls fails with Error:unknown property [PROPERT NAME] for [ENTITY NAME]

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2469351 - Odata API upsert calls fails with Error:unknown property [PROPERT NAME] for [ENTITY NAME]

Symptom

  • Odata API fails with the below error messages when trying to upsert values for the entites (User, PerPerson, EmpJob , etc) even though the request contains mandatory fields.

Error:unknown property [PROPERT NAME]  for [ENTITY NAME]

Example:

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  • When the property is removed from API request body, below error occurs:

 Error:  [PROPERT NAME]  is a required field and cannot be blank"

Example:

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Environment

Successfactors

Reproducing the Issue

  • Run the below API request from SOAP UI and you will see the error as shown in the screenshot above:

{"__metadata": {
 "uri": "EmpJob" },
 "jobCode":"300",
 "userId":"45623391",
 "startDate":"/Date(1388534400000)/",
 "eventReason":"1",
 "employeeClass" : "33552",
 " division" : "200",
" location" : "650",
 "company":"250",
 "company":"250",
"jobTitle": "Tech Lead",
"payGrade" :"100",
 "managerId":"100200" } }
 }

 

Cause

  • When we check the field in Odata API data dictionary, the fields are present(refer screenshot below)

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  • The reason why they are still erroring out is because of the whitespace we can see before these field names.

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Resolution

  1. Remove the whitespaces and then trigger the request which will be like below:

{"__metadata": {
 "uri": "EmpJob" },
 "jobCode":"300",
 "userId":"45623391",
 "startDate":"/Date(1388534400000)/",
 "eventReason":"1",
 "employeeClass" : "33552",
 "division" : "200",
 "location" : "650",
 "company":"250",
 "company":"250",
"jobTitle": "Tech Lead",
"payGrade" :"100",
 "managerId":"100200" } }
 }

     2. The error would now be gone.

Keywords

  • Error:unknown property [PROPERT NAME]  for [ENTITY NAME]
  •  Error:  [PROPERT NAME]  is a required field and cannot be blank"
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Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite all versions