I've raised this support ticket with ExactTarget Support, but they have been to assist so I am posting my question here.
I am using a SOAP RetrieveRequest (with a Retrieve SOAPAction) to get all data extension names using the following envelope:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <soapenv:Header> <wsse:Security soapenv:mustUnderstand="1" xmlns:wsse="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd"> <wsse:UsernameToken wsu:Id="UsernameToken-32259181" xmlns:wsu="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-utility-1.0.xsd"> <wsse:Username>username</wsse:Username> <wsse:Password Type="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-username-token-profile-1.0#PasswordText">password</wsse:Password> </wsse:UsernameToken> </wsse:Security> </soapenv:Header> <soapenv:Body> <RetrieveRequestMsg xmlns="http://exacttarget.com/wsdl/partnerAPI"> <RetrieveRequest> <ObjectType>DataExtension</ObjectType> <Properties>CustomerKey</Properties> <Properties>Name</Properties> </RetrieveRequest> </RetrieveRequestMsg> </soapenv:Body> </soapenv:Envelope>
This works as expected, but the SOAP response returns several other names that don't appear in my ExactTarget MC dashboard:
- first list
- second list
I've been informed that these are "internal extensions".
Surely this is a bug? Why would these internal DE's be returned? Is there a way of using a filter to exclude these internal extensions in the SOAP response? Perhaps you can use regex in filters, but I'm not sure.