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2508548 - Frequently Asked Questions on Web Services


This case document covers some basic guidance and frequently asked questions regarding Web Services in SAP Business byDesign and Cloud for Customer.

This document will keep being updated with new questions and topics, according to system updates and new questions and features


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The web services in SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Cloud for Customer provide a channel to query and manage data from the system using SOAP web services. Users are able to create communication systems, communication scenarios and arrangements to execute various operations within the system data.

Each web service provides a WSDL file which can be downloaded and used in an external web service request application to query data and execute updates.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.   When trying to execute a web service passing an XML to update or add a new business object, I receive error "Authorization role missing for service".

In order to execute the web service, you need to use the technical user and password that was set upon the creation of the web service. Check if you are using the web service user with the correct password.

2.   What is the difference between the web services "Check ABC" and "Maintain ABC"? (ABC represents the business object of the web service)?

The web services with "Check" prefix are used to simulate the operations, generally before the proper update execution. The call of any of these web services will not change data on any of the systems. On the other hand, the "Maintain" prefix web services are executed as well.

3.   Is there any Web Service to retrieve values from Business Configuration Activity List?

       The values from Activity List elements cannot be exported using any Web Service/Odata API/Data Source. These values are not downloadable.

 4. Where can you find all the Web Services list for ByDsign System?

       Please check below link:

       SOAP API | SAP Business ByDesign | SAP API Business Hub



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