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Connect-SOAP converts Null date values to Unix Epoch (19700101)



Connect-SOAP retrieves values from an external database and converts the Null date values to Unix Epoch (19700101).

Error Messages

Not Applicable.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Launch the application
  2. Generate a Request XML for a SOAP Service with a Date field in it. Ensure that the Date field does not have any value
  3. Run the flow. Request XML displays 19700101T000000.000 GMT in the Date field

Root Cause

A defect or configuration issue in the operating environment.


Perform the following local-change:

Create the following Dynamic System Setting (DSS) as per the property type and set their value to 'true' as follows:

For the Date property:

Setting Purpose: disableEpochDate
Owning Ruleset: Pega-IntegrationEngine
Value: true

For the DateTime property:

Setting Purpose: disableEpochDateTime
Owning Ruleset: Pega-IntegrationEngine
Value: true


Published July 23, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

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