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dataSourceId is not an Int

Hi guys,

I am using the Rest API to query documents datasource details. In one exceptional case I got this response:

"dataprovider": {

"id": "DP0",

"name": "Name of the data provider",

"dataSourceId": "213123;SomeStringHere",

"dataSourceType": "bex",

"updated": "2015-04-16T10:14:06.000+02:00",

"duration": 2,

"isPartial": false,

"rowCount": 763,

"flowCount": 1,



Why is the dataSourceId not an Int? In every other case it's an int. The documentation does not specify if it should be an int or not, but all the examples use an int.

Where can I find a formal specification of the Restful API response/result objects?

It is a real pain to guess the possible types of specific properties.

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    Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 01:34 PM


    In this case, the datasource is probably a BEX query, or maybe an Analysis View.

    We're improving continiously the documentation.

    Best regards,


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