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JSON Response error due to @ character



Connect-REST method is connecting to a REST service that returns a element named @total_records in Json response.

Error Messages

The reference @total_records is not valid. Reason: invalid property name: '@total_records'

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Creat rest service.
  2. Note that response should be Json which is having "@" symbol before every property. 
  3. Consume the rest URL through integration wizard. 
  4. After created the rules, go to Connect rest rule, and modify the response map to key as JSON & page property. 
  5. Create the activity and call the above connect rest method. 

Root Cause

While parsing the Json response, referring "total_records" property instead of "@total_records" property.


Local-change is to add pzExternalName qualifier to the property. 

Go to Property> Advanced tab >property qualifiers, and add below entry:

Qualifier: pzExternalName
Value:      @total_records



Published January 20, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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