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SOAP to RFC - Response is triggered with an exception

Hi PI floks,

My scenario is SOAP to RFC with Synchronous communication. This is working fine in Quality for quite some time. But recently there is structure changes in RFC. So, i have re-imported the RFC into PI system and done the necessary mapping changes.  When i am testing with SOAP UI , it is working fine in DEV system. But in Quality system i am getting below error.


< Text > Expecting a tag to begin with '<' instead of '#', in " # # # # # " </ Text >"

Actually i supposed to get the response from RFC as RFC FM.Response, but i am getting as RFC FM.Exception.

I have cleared all the caches & re transported ESR and ID objects to QA system. But issue remains the same. any idea on this?



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    Jan 05, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Hello Ramakrishna.

    Stop and start the RFC channel and check.

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  • Jan 05, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Hi Ramakrishna,

    May be there are any change in RFC ABAP code and now thre RFC trigger the exception. Check that the parameters in RFC are the same in PI and in ECC (pay attention to the mandatory ones). Try the RFC directly in the ECC with your data.


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    • Hi Ramakrishna,

      When you change the RFC at the backed the changes are not reflected automatically at runtime you need to update the cache manually, so one of the way to update the cache is restart the channel that is why after restart the channel the new metadata loaded in metadata cache of the RFC channel and interface works.

      Q 29: When a function module is changed in the backend, are the

      changes published to the runtime at real-time?

      A: No, an update made to a function module in the backend is not

      informed to the runtime. This is because the function module metadata

      is cached by the system during the first invocation of the module. All

      the subsequent references to this function module are directed to the

      cache. Any update made to the function module in the backend will not

      be notified to the runtime, unless the cache is cleared.

      The cache is cleared when any of the following happen:

      - The corresponding RFC channel is restarted

      - The RFC channel is changed in the Integration Directory

      - The RFC adapter service is restarted

      - The Dependent J2EE services are restarted (MessagingSystem,

      CPACache, and so on)

      - The J2EE server is restarted