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Web services do not support special characters


Article ID: 240498


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CA Service Management - Service Desk Manager


After the upgrade, we see that when using the CreateRequest method, in the description field it does not allow the use of special characters such as &, this error message appears:

org.xml.sax.SAXParseException; lineNumber: 20; columnNumber: 122; The reference to entity "sp" must end with the ';' delimiter.

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In the 17.2 RU14 version it allowed us to create the ticket without any problem.


Release : 17.3

Component : SDM - WebServices


The "&" character has always been a special character in XML format.  Recommend using "&amp" or "&#38" instead.  Those would be valid XML format for "&".