Using Restricted Characters in Data Service Keys

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If your Data Service includes entities with a string key, you can run into problems if the keys themselves contain certain restricted characters.

For example OData has this uri convention for identifying entities:


So if the ‘key’ contains certain characters it can confuse Uri parsing and processing.

Thankfully though Peter Qian, a developer on the Data Services team, has put together a very nice post that covers a series of workarounds for the problems you might encounter.


Alex James
Program Manager
Data Services Team


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