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Ascii characters displayed on using field value



The user is using a field value to display the header value of a dynamic layout. This field value contains special characters like + and = .
These special characters are being converted to ASCII characters on screen.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Create a dynamic Layout with field value as title.

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules. The Field Value text is getting encoded twice, for the title field, which is being referenced via a field value, having special characters in dynamic layout property panel, causing the text to appear in ASCII form. 


Apply HFix-30120

Description Of Changes : The rule utility function gridheaderelements is being changed to use the escapeIntoJavaString utility instead.


Published October 28, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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