Google Docs API: UnsupportedDataTypeException MIME type application/atom+xml

by Max Rohde,


When trying to use the Google Docs API inside an OSGi bundle, the following exception is thrown, for instance when trying to upload a document:

javax.activation.UnsupportedDataTypeException: no object DCH for MIME type application/atom+xml         at javax.activation.ObjectDataContentHandler.writeTo(         at javax.activation.DataHandler.writeTo(


Again this problem requires some tweaking with classloaders. The following code added before and after updateMedia helped in my case:

Thread cur = Thread.currentThread();                  ClassLoader ccl = cur.getContextClassLoader();                  ClassLoader classLoader = this.getClass().getClassLoader();                  cur.setContextClassLoader(classLoader); MediaMultipart.loadMimeMappings(); entry.setMediaSource(source); entry.setEtag("*"); DocumentListEntry e = entry.updateMedia(true); cur.setContextClassLoader(ccl);

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