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Siebel - OPA Connection Adds Empty Fields Which Are Not Accepted By OPA (Doc ID 2341050.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 07, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Policy Automation - Version 12.2.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Customer is reporting as issue with Siebel - OPA connection adding empty fields which are not accepted by OPA.

Problem Description:
In the request message from Siebel, there are empty attributes present that OPA doesn't accept.
For Currency, Date, Date-Time, Time, Number and Boolean attributes (all but Text) OPA does not accept an empty value.
It would accept the attribute to be not present at all, or an unknown-val tag.

For example:

AS-is not correct:
    <field name="BirthDate">

Would-be accepted by OPA (not present at all, or):
    <field name="BirthDate">

In the former case, error message would be: The specified input data is not valid: Error parsing data: value '' is not a valid xml date value.


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