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"The current data type SECURE_STRING for the 'xxxxxxxxx' field must be STRING with API operation" error when submitting a blueprint in vRA that contains encrypted properties (2151292)

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Symptoms

When submitting a blueprint that contains an encrypted properties you see error message similar to:

The data specified within the request is invalid. The current data type SECURE_STRING for the 'xxx.propertyname' field must be STRING.

Resolution

This is a known issue affecting VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 and later.
 
To resolve this issue, apply the patch.  To request the patch, file a support request with VMware Support and note this KB article ID (2151292) in the problem description. For more information, see Filing a Support Request in My VMware (2006985).

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