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Ampersand (&) parameter breaks “Create Work” action behavior

SA-15227

Summary



A configuration has been created to call a Flow with an associated parameter.



Unfortunately if the data set in the 'Name' property has an ampersand character, the JavaScript breaks and the “Create Work” action doesn't do anything. In my example, the parameter was having the following value:


 
 


Error Messages



Not applicable


Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a Flow with an incoming parameter
  2. Create a button with “Create Work” action
  3. Call created Flow and pass the parameter with an ampersand ‘&’ in it
  4. The button isn’t executing anything. The JavaScript is broken


Root Cause



A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules. The ampersand character is usually used to separate parameters on request to the server. Having this character on one parameter is breaking the normal behaviour.


Resolution



Apply HFIX-24161

 

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Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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