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XML output inserting CDATA


I am using PI 7.31 to retrieve some information using a SQL statement. The information in the form of XML is escaped and passed in to OM as text.

The escaping is disabled using xsl and appears as xml. When a field exceeds 150 characters in the output and viewed with pretty print it is inserting <![CDATA[ for this field.

How do I prevent this from occurring?

The xsl used to escape is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<ns0:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:ns0="">

<ns0:template match="*/row">

<ns1:Messages xmlns:ns1="">


<ns2:EngagementProjectCPCreate xmlns:ns2="urn:hydro-com-au:changepoint:project">

<ns0:value-of select="./XML" disable-output-escaping="yes" xmlns:ns0=""/>








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  • Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 03:00 PM


    In test tab, when you hit "pretty print" SAP PI will insert <![CDATA[]]>. To increase readability. You can ignore it (it is cosmetic).

    Please test the interface end to end. If you see <![CDATA[]]> in source XML or target XML, then please share that information with us.

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    • Hi Raghu

      End to end testing shows <![CDATA[]]> in the target XML.

      I have tested with varying lengths for this particular field and always if >150 characters then <![CDATA[]]> shows for pretty print and carried through MM steps to target XML.

      <![CDATA[]]> does not appear in pretty print for field when less than 150 characters and does not show in target XML.



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