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Indirect pages

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An indirect page is a page that the system finds by searching the clipboard at run time. The page reference to an indirect page starts with the keyword prompt followed by the page name.

This type of page is deprecated but still supported for rules that used this feature prior to Pega 7.1.

With a Call or Branch instruction, the calling activity can identify parameters to the target activity by using indirect page references. For example, if you identify a page as promptALPHA, the system searches the clipboard for pages named ALPHA.

You cannot use symbolic page names (such as primary or param ) after the keyword prompt; an explicit page name is required.

You can use indirect pages in these rule types:

  • Activities
  • Correspondence
  • Harness
  • HTML
  • JSP
  • Paragraph
  • Parse Infer
  • Parse Structured
  • XML

On the Pages & Classes tab of these forms, indicate that a page referenced in the rule is an indirect page by setting the Mode field to prompt.

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