SAM-ITAM: Integration error: The specified type was not recognized: name='data_source_rec'


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CA IT Asset Manager CA Software Asset Manager (CA SAM) ASSET PORTFOLIO MGMT- SERVER CA Service Management - Asset Portfolio Management CA Service Management - Service Desk Manager


ITAM/APM -> SAM integration stops working after SAM migration takes place.

Experiencing the following message in the ITAM Event Service Log:  ITAMEventService.log

ERROR CA.Applications.WorkFlowProviders.OEM.OEMWorkflowProvider - Error in deserializing body of reply message for operation 'get_data_sources'.

System.ServiceModel.CommunicationException: Error in deserializing body of reply message for operation 'get_data_sources'. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: There is an error in XML document (1, 533). ---> System.InvalidOperationException: The specified type was not recognized: name='data_source_rec', namespace='', at <return xmlns=''>.


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CA ITAM 14.1 and higher, CA SAM 4.3.x (migrating from CA SAM 4.1.x)


Go into the following file in your SAM install directory:

C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\SAM\app\includes\prod\st\custom\ca\

Backup, then edit this file in a text editor.

Comment out the following method:
public static function get_soap_namespace()


        return '';


Restart IIS on SAM and Event Service on ITAM.  Test to see if the sync works (try creating a new location on the ITAM side)

Additional Information

See also similar concern:  KB000005308