I think I understand what is being said by the error bu I can not see
how it can be true.

A query like:
<input>
<query dest-dn="osu\services\WorkOrders" scope="subtree">
<search-attr attr-name="DirXML-nwoContent">
<value
type="string">\IDVAULT-TEST\xxx\vault\users\idm800063406</value>
</search-attr>
<search-attr attr-name="DirXML-woType">
<value type="string">IDM-AUTH-REMOVE</value>
</search-attr>
<read-attr/>
</query>
</input>

Always seems to throw:
<status level="error">Code(-9010) An exception occurred:
novell.jclient.JCException: initVlistIterator -613
ERR_SYNTAX_VIOLATION</status>

Query works in LDAP.

Any ideas?
Thanks
-jim