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Namespace URIs cannot begin with a number

Hi Experts,

In SAP ECC, We are consuming a web service of a third party system  through the PI.  Where were always the error message like:

SOAP: Response message contains an errorXIAdapter/PARSING/ADAPTER.SOAP_EXCEPTION - soap fault: The name "1" is not legal for JDOM/XML Namespace URIs: Namespace URIs cannot begin with a number.

Regarding to the third party system, there are two server, one for development and the the other one for testing. When I configure the communication channel connecting to the test system, every thing is OK. The error occurs when the communication channel was connected to the development server.

The third party developer said that everything on their development server and test server are the same. I'm really confused how to figure out the root cause for the issue.

Thank you for any valuable suggestion.

Best Regards,


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  • Dec 16, 2015 at 05:47 AM


    What's your namespace, Namespaces cannot begin with number that's why this error.

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  • Dec 16, 2015 at 08:20 AM


    Why don't you test in SOAP UI tool whether that issues is promoting there too, if Yes, then you can check with third party team.

    if that issue not coming in soap ui tool, try to create new SOAP channel in PI and test again.

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    • Hi ,

      since you are getting same issue in SOAP UI tool, i assume that there is no issues in PI config, so you please go back to Third party team and ask about below namespaces..your error saying that namespaces will not start with Numeric , probably something start with string

      xmlns:versionMajor='003' xmlns:versionMinor='001' xmlns:mustUnderstand='1' xmlns:Id='wsuid-main-92ABE13F5C59AB7FE10000000A1551F7'><SAP:Main versionMajor='3' versionMinor='1' SOAP:mustUnderstand='1' wsu:Id='wsuid-main-92ABE13F5C59AB7FE10000000A1551F7'>

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