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Personas - webRFC - Special characters


Anyone got experience how to handle a situation where using special characters like "ÆØÅøæåÜÖ" when using a webRFC call from Personas.

If the JSON string returned from the webRFC having 1 or more of those special characters, the call is failing in personas.

I tried to URL encode the values returned in the JSON string. This worked well, however the result inserted into a field in personas will show the URL encoding.

At the moment it shows like this:

JSON string (only a part of it) : {"key": "address", "value": "Dampf%C3%A6rgevej+17,2100"}

When pasting the result into a field in personas it shows like this:


Wanted result:


Is it possible to have the webrfc to deliver these special characters ?



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    Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    You'll have to use JSON encoding for the special characters.

    Take a look at this: ABAP Keyword Documentation and look for the Rules for JSON section.

    In your particular scenario, the string you need to return is "Dampf\u00E6rgevej+17,2100"

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  • Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 06:44 PM

    Thank you both for the feedback and the suggestion regarding the wrong handling of blanks.

    In the meantime I figured the code can be made simpler to avoid some unnecessary type conversions, so the corrected code looks like this:

    DATA: txt_in TYPE string VALUE 'Dampfærgevej+17,2100 ABÉÁCÖŐ',
    chr TYPE char1,
    strlength TYPE i,
    offset TYPE i,
    hcode TYPE syhex02,
    ccode TYPE char4,
    result TYPE string,
    gr_error TYPE REF TO cx_root.

    strlength = strlen( txt_in ).

    DO strlength TIMES.

    offset = sy-index - 1.
    chr = substring( val = txt_in off = offset len = 1 ).

    hcode = cl_abap_conv_out_ce=>uccp( chr ).
    CATCH cx_root INTO gr_error.
    hcode = '0020'.

    IF hcode < '0020' OR hcode > '007E'.
    ccode = hcode.
    CONCATENATE result '\u' ccode INTO result.


    WRITE / result.

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  • Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 08:39 AM

    Hey Tamas,

    Thanks a bunch 😊 this really did the trick, however as Björn as well figured out, some minor issues with blanks.

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