eConnect: The creator of this fault did not specify a Reason

eConnect WCF exception handling

For this example a WCF service reference to the server endpoint running the GP2010 eConnect integration service as a reference named “GPeConnect” is used.

If an exception were to occur from eConnect on say the CreateEnity mehods, and the exception examined as type system.exception, then the following message is found from ex.message,

System.ServiceModel.FaultException: The creator of this fault did not specify a Reason

To retrieve the error message from econnect that we are interested in, use the System.ServiceModel.FaultException class as shown below. By accessing the Detail.Message property, it is possible to get message of interest.


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eConnect 2010 - eConnectProcsRunFirst

eConnectProcsRunFirst is not part of eConnectProcessInfo for eConnect 2010

eConnectProcsRunFirst is not present in the schema for GP2010 eConnect. Just to confuse people, the documentation in the eConnect SDK still references it in quite a few places still.

Converting eConnectProcsRunFirst to use eConnect 2010

What to do when converting previous versions? It seems to be very simple, the order of the nodes in the XML document submitted to eConnect defines the run order. So if a custom stored procedure is required to run first, ensure it is placed first in the XML document relative to the item it must run ahead of. Yes it is that simple!