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3326684 - 'POST' Request triggered by ABSL Scripting returns unexpected Response


You are executing a 'POST' request in your ABSL script and it is not working as expected. The same request works correctly when executed from a third-party application.


  • SAP Business ByDesign
  • SAP Cloud Applications Studio
  • SAP Cloud for Customer 

Reproducing the Issue


  • You have created an External Web Service Integration of Web Service Type REST.
  • You have created a Communication Scenario Definition for your Web Service.
  • You have Activated the Solution and Deployed the Business Configuration.
  • You have created and correctly configured a Communication System and Arrangement for the Communication Scenario.
  • You have provided all parameters in the execution ABSL as required.

Reproduction Steps:

During normal business processes, your ABSL is triggered.


Default system behavior is to append the URL query parameters to the body of the request if the body is empty.


You need to provide a valid request body to prevent default system behavior, it can still however be empty. For example, when contentType is "application/json"; a valid empty request body is "{}".


PDI, SDK, REST, GET, Web Service, CSD, WSID, Communication Arrangement, OData , KBA , AP-RC-BDS-SCR , ByDesign Studio Scripting (ABSL) , Problem


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