Certain OData consumers (i.e. PowerPivot for Microsfot Excel) require that the metadata:type attribute is set for all Property values in an Entry, for example:
The Olingo library does not specify the metadata:type attribute for properties and this means that software relying on that property can't correctly consume data generated with Olingo.
This library should support a way to set the metadata:type attribute for properties. This could be done by allowing the producer to explicitly set the type for each property (as done in odata4j) or it could be automatically added by using the type definition in the EntityType associated with the data.
This enhancement has been raised following discussion with Michael Boltz (see
OLINGO-118 for details)