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Qlik REST Connector - CDATA section

Hi all,

Is there anyone who has experience with CDATA sections in an XML response?

I am trying to fetch a table from a webservice with the Qlik REST Connector. I have tested this with SOAP UI and I can succesfully fetch data, but the data that I need is embedded in a CDATA section. When fetching this data with Qlik REST Connector it does not recognize this section and only fetches meta-data.

Example of XML response:

<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">


      <GetDataResponse xmlns="urn:Afas.Profit.Services">

     <GetDataResult><![CDATA[<AfasGetConnector><xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"><xs:element name="AfasGetConnector"><xs:complexType><xs:choice maxOccurs="unbounded"><xs:element name="QVGC"><xs:complexType><xs:sequence><xs:element name="werkgevercode" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0"/><xs:element name="achternaam" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0"/><xs:element name="voornaam" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0"/></xs:sequence></xs:complexType></xs:element></xs:choice></xs:complexType></xs:element></xs:schema><Qlikview_medewerkers><werkgevercode>01</werkgevercode><achternaam>Some last name</achternaam><voornaam>Some first name</voornaam></Qlikview_medewerkers>]]></GetDataResult>




So the actual table should be:

01Some last nameSome first name

How can I get the actual table in QlikView that is now within this CDATA section?

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,


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Contributor II
Contributor II

I suggest not to use SOAP/XML, but to use REST/JSON. You can test this on https://connect.afas.nl  where you can test your connectors defined in AFAS on your own live data. 

the [CDATA] means that the XML you're looking for is encapsulated within as an string response, rather than a normal XML format.