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Can custom attributes be made as optional in Webservice?

Can custom attributes be made as optional in Webservice?

Summary

Can custom attributes be made as optional in Webservice?

Question

We're using FlexNet Operations (FNO) 2016 R4 on-premise, and using LicenceSevice to generate certificate licenses and assigning values to default custom attributes like CUSTOMER_EMAIL, CUSTOMER_LANGUAGE (etc) through attributeDescriptorType.

It works fine if the associated license model has those custom attributes already assigned, otherwise it fails. Is there any way to make them optional? Meaning they?ll always supply these attribute values? I.e., if the model doesn't have attributes, then it won't assign values in FNO, but API should not fail.

We considered using getFulfillmentAttributesRequest to query attributes, but don't have data to supply with this request. Is there a programmatic solution to this using the Web Services API if the attribute value is not provided?

Answer

If values are supplied that are not expected, the API call should fail. You'll need to add these custom attributes (even if not used) to each of their license models if you want to send the data each time. So the answer to your question is, no, they are not optional.
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