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Dec 28, 2021 at 05:35 PM

OData Web Service Link (missing rows when Refresh on open is on)


Hi all,

We have been awaitng 4.3 SP2 as a Christmas gift because of the new OData Web Service Link feature. We have been using BI Web Services on previous versions and its deprecation on 4.3 make impossible to us to upgrade towards it. This feature should be its natural replacement.

Unfortunately my first attempts are a bit disappointing. I will try to explain it briefly: Link works fine using a REST Client (e.g: Postman) if the document source from where the OData Web Service link is obtained has "Refresh on Open" property set to Off at document level. But if (as usual on our case, and many others) the property is set to ON the link does not work

Scenario 1: Document Data Options. Refresh on Open: OFF

Get OData Link Web Service


Test Link it postman (token required). Works succesfully!!


Scenario 2: Document Data Options. Refresh on Open: ON


Now, Postman call provides an empty array.


It looks like the dataservice was not able to generate the refresh.

I don't want to be pesimistic but it looks like a bug (at least to me, not sure what SAP Support will say).

Any one else can confirm this behaviour?



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