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E-IB:Getting "The request string ( data ) is not properly formed. (158,16005)" when Passing Ampersand Character Entity Reference in an Inbound SOAP Request (Doc ID 654512.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 05, 2024

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.46 to 8.49 [Release 8.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Using web services on PeopleTools 8.46 - 8.49, and when passing in an inbound SOAP message an entity reference such as "&amp;" (the escape sequence for ampersand character '&'), for example  "<NAME1>Proctor&amp;Gamble</NAME1>", get the following error:


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