Product Master Data Management (MDM) Process Integration Pack (PIP): Products With Special Character like “&” in Description fail to Sync to Ebusiness Suite

(Doc ID 2021887.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 27, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Product Master Data Management Integration Option for Oracle E-Business Suite - Version 11.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Foundation Pack (FP) 11.1.1.6
PIP Media Pack 11.3
Product MDM PIP 11.1 -> Ebusiness Suite Spoke
Customer MDM PIP 11.1 + RUP2 (14183837)

When publishing an Item which has Special Character in Description OR one of the User Defined Attribute (UDA) Field, Service SyncItemListEbizProvABCSImplProcess fails with the Error

ERROR

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XPath expression failed to execute. An error occurs while processing the XPath expression; the expression is ora:processXSLT('xsl/XformEbizProdABMToSyncItemListResponseEBM.xsl',bpws:getVariableData('InvokeSyncItemListCallexecute_OutputVariable','OutputParameters'),bpws:getVariableData('XSLTParameters')). The XPath expression failed to execute; the reason was: oracle.fabric.common.xml.xpath.XPathFunctionException: javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: XML-22044: (Error) Extension function error: Error invoking 'parseEscapedXML':'oracle.xml.parser.v2.XMLParseException; lineNumber: 1; columnNumber: 20506; Expected name instead of .'.
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Steps to Reproduce
1. Create a Product in Product Information management (PIM)
2. Ensure the Product has a UDA attached. The value of Description and/OR UDA has a Special Character '&'
3. Publish the item to the Ebusiness Suite
4. Service SyncItemListEbizProvABCSImplProcess is invoked and fails with the error

Cause

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