APIM Liquid fails with error

Edwin van de Burgt 1 Reputation point
2020-11-25T20:35:41.127+00:00

On our dev APIM instance, our Liquid template is working fine, but on test it fails doing a "| Downcase", with a very strange error:

"Liquid error: Object of type 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ApiManagement.Proxy.Gateway.Templates.JTokenDrop' cannot be converted to type 'System.String'."

Even Google can't find anything about JTokenDrop.

I've created a very simple test policy for a GET operation (Content-Type: application/json header required, otherwise it will never work):

<policies>
    <inbound>
        <set-body template="none">{ "A" : "Abc" }</set-body>
        <set-body template="liquid">
{ "Test": "{{body.A | Downcase}}", "test": "{{body.A | downcase}}" }
</set-body>
    </inbound>
    <backend />
    <outbound>
        <set-header name="Content-Type" exists-action="override">
            <value>application/json</value>
        </set-header>
        <set-body template="none">@(context.Request.Body.As<string>())</set-body>
    </outbound>
    <on-error>
        <base />
    </on-error>
</policies>

On dev, it returns the expected { "Test": "abc", "test": "Abc" }, on test:
{
"Test": "Liquid error: Object of type 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ApiManagement.Proxy.Gateway.Templates.JTokenDrop' cannot be converted to type 'System.String'.",
"test": "Abc"
}

By the way, I know "downcase" is invalid, because the Liquid operations in APIM should start with a capital, so that one is essentially a no-op.

I already tried to get a fresh APIM instance by doing a trick*, but the issue remains...

I would like to have this issue resolved, of course, but also I would like to have a method to see on with "patch level" the APIM instances are, because I expect that that's the difference...

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