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Getting A Datatable name error web services

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Can someone help me debug this exception, I have set the "name" of the datatable in my web service(shown below) but am still getting this error:

System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server was unable to process request. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: There was an error generating the XML document. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot serialize the DataTable. DataTable name is not set.
   at System.Data.DataTable.WriteXmlSchema(XmlWriter writer, Boolean writeHierarchy)
   at System.Data.DataTable.System.Xml.Serialization.IXmlSerializable.WriteXml(XmlWriter writer)
   at System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializationWriter.WriteSerializable(IXmlSerializable serializable, String name, String ns, Boolean isNullable, Boolean wrapped)
   at Microsoft.Xml.Serialization.GeneratedAssembly.XmlSerializationWriter1.Write4_GetNicksDataResponse(Object[] p)
   at Microsoft.Xml.Serialization.GeneratedAssembly.ArrayOfObjectSerializer1.Serialize(Object objectToSerialize, XmlSerializationWriter writer)
   at System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer.Serialize(XmlWriter xmlWriter, Object o, XmlSerializerNamespaces namespaces, String encodingStyle, String id)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer.Serialize(XmlWriter xmlWriter, Object o, XmlSerializerNamespaces namespaces, String encodingStyle, String id)
   at System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer.Serialize(XmlWriter xmlWriter, Object o, XmlSerializerNamespaces namespaces, String encodingStyle)
   at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapServerProtocol.WriteReturns(Object[] returnValues, Stream outputStream)
   at System.Web.Services.Protocols.WebServiceHandler.WriteReturns(Object[] returnValues)
   at System.Web.Services.Protocols.WebServiceHandler.Invoke()
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
[WebMethod(Description="This method is used to returns BigM News. Username and Password MUST be provided.")]
    [SoapHeader("CustomSoapHeader")]
    public DataTable GetNicksData()
    {
         // Test to see if the proper credentials were passed in.
 
        ServiceAuthHeaderValidation.Validate(CustomSoapHeader);
             
        DataTable dt = new DataTable("myData");
       dt=BMHAccess.GetNews();
        return dt;
    }

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[WebMethod(Description="This method is used to returns BigM News. Username and Password MUST be provided.")]
    [SoapHeader("CustomSoapHeader")]
    public DataTable GetNicksData()
    {
         // Test to see if the proper credentials were passed in.
 
        ServiceAuthHeaderValidation.Validate(CustomSoapHeader);
             
        DataTable dt = new DataTable("myData");
        dt=BMHAccess.GetNews();
        dt.TableName = "Test";
        return dt;
    }

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It should work now.

[WebMethod(Description="This method is used to returns BigM News. Username and Password MUST be provided.")]
    [SoapHeader("CustomSoapHeader")]
    public DataTable GetNicksData()
    {
         // Test to see if the proper credentials were passed in.
 
        ServiceAuthHeaderValidation.Validate(CustomSoapHeader);
             
        DataTable dt = new DataTable("myData");
        dt=BMHAccess.GetNews();
        dt.TableName = "myData";
        return dt;
    }

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