Fixing metadata.wsdlJuly 05, 2016
If you use the Force.com Web Service Connector to call Salesforce's metadata API, you may receive an error like the following when attempting to describe an sObject containing a geolocation field:
unable to find end tag at: START_TAG seen ...</fullName><displayLocationInDecimal>...
This is caused by metadata.wsdl containing an incomplete description of the metadata API. Specifically, it is missing the
Location value for
FieldType, and the
displayLocationInDecimal field on
CustomField. Luckily, this is easy to fix.
1. Add the following line to FieldType:
2. Add the following line to CustomField, under displayFormat:
<xsd:element name="displayLocationInDecimal" minOccurs="0" type="xsd:boolean"/>
Then just run the corrected metadata.wsdl back through WSC to generate a new JAR, and you should be good to go!