RequestParameters different for same type of request?
In test I have a user with an ObjectID = "cb255b57-634f-4201-a10a-da3febe710ac" If from the the portal I remove the value for Description, I see the request parameter (from the processed request) as so: <RequestParameter xmlns:q1="" xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:type="UpdateRequestParameter"> <Target>cb255b57-634f-4201-a10a-da3febe710ac</Target> <Calculated>false</Calculated> <PropertyName>Description</PropertyName> <Operation>Create</Operation> <Mode>Modify</Mode></RequestParameter> The "Request" details from the Portal then show the Description attribute with a Type of "Unknown". If from the FIMAutomation cmdlets, I perform the same action where I "Replace" the Description attribute with $null I get this slightly different request: <RequestParameter xmlns:q1="" xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:type="UpdateRequestParameter"> <Target>cb255b57-634f-4201-a10a-da3febe710ac</Target> <Calculated>false</Calculated> <PropertyName>Description</PropertyName> <Value xsi:type="xsd:string" /> <Operation>Create</Operation> <Mode>Modify</Mode></RequestParameter> The "Request" details from the Portal then show the Description attribute with a Type of "String" Not a big deal since (i'm assuming) both actions end with the same result. Just curious as some Requests are shown as Unknown and others are shown as "String/Reference/Integer". This came up while I was exporting the Request History.
May 7th, 2012 5:29pm

I've seen similar results. It seems to be that some create/update operations are more 'explicitly typed' while others are 'looser typed' for lack of better terminology. I've seen that with custom activity creates/updates. It all seems to work, so I didn't give it much thought. I'm sure there's a pattern in there somewhere but I haven't investigated.Frank C. Drewes III - Senior Consultant: Oxford Computer Group
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May 7th, 2012 6:16pm

Thanks Frank, I will have to keep this in mind when exporting out the request history
May 15th, 2012 9:44am

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