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SAP BPM Process start OData service giving error


I am facing the following issue when I try to start process using BPM OData services.

process start data objects are getting appended with symbol "::"

Here I am attaching Process start data response from Odata service


"::car": {

"__metadata": {

"id": "http://host:port/bpmodata/startprocess.svc/'e0e1b8c6ce79c68d842311e48bb1005056972d0a_1')",

"uri": "http://host:port/bpmodata/startprocess.svc/'e0e1b8c6ce79c68d842311e48bb1005056972d0a_1')",

"type": "BPMProcessStart.::car"


"EDM_Key": "e0e1b8c6ce79c68d842311e48bb1005056972d0a_1",

"make": null,

"model": null,

"year": null,

"color": null,

"value": null,

"name": null,

"email": null,

"mobile": null,

"customerId": null,

"managerId": null,

"evaluatorId": null,

"salesRepId": null



process xsd object as follows:


<xsd:element name="car">



<xsd:element name="make" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="model" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="year" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="color" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="value" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="name" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="email" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="mobile" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="customerId" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="managerId" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="evaluatorId" type="xsd:string" />

<xsd:element name="salesRepId" type="xsd:string" />





so when I invoked odata process start service not considering that strange symbol, getting odata exception as Expected scheme name at index 0: ::car

can you please help me why this strange symbol is appended to process start data object?



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    Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 09:44 AM

    You are using an anonymous complex type in your XSD. The OData Service adds the double colons in case he needs to deal with such an anonymous type (see documentation). Just use a named type and the process start should work as always.

    Best Regards, Andre

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