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SOAP framework accessing XML element attributes


I have looked around and spent considerable time in the ABAP debugger without cracking this. Hope someone here can help me.

I have generated an ABAP SOAP proxy for consuming a web service. All works well.

This web service uses a generic method to retrieve data for any entity. To achieve this the response has the data stored in the XML element attributes rather than in the element content.

So instead of seeing something like this....

  <Address>1 Plane Street</Address>

...I need to handle something like this...

<Object name="Fred" address="1 Plane Street" city="Sydney">

I can't figure out how to do this from the generated proxy class. Has anyone come across this before?


Graham Robbo

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    Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 06:33 AM

    So the web service can be called and returns the correct data - you just can't access the top-level nodes attributes?

    If that is the case you could get them via the PAYLOAD protocol (IF_WS_PAYLOAD).


    payload_handler = cl_proxy_access=>get_payload_handler(

    proxy_name = 'CO_...'

    proxy_method = 'EXECUTE_SYNCHRONOUS' ).


    * Show payload for test purposes

    lo_pointer = lo_payload->get_xml_pointer( ).

    cl_proxy_service=>show_xml_document( lo_pointer-> ).

    Querying the Payload - ABAP Web Services - SAP Library??

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