Simply put when using the API to update a custom field of an article, the new information is not successfully passed through. Furthermore, the original contents are deleted from the field.
The deletion of the original field contents does tell me that the field can be affected. It would be problematic if custom fields can not be updated via the API. So I am also curious if custom fields have something more that needs to be appended to the name in order for it to work. Such as what is needed for the article text field to be updated via API, since that uses
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