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Autocomplete fails when parameter values contain special chars

SA-40865

Summary



Autocomplete (sourced from a report definition) fails when Report Definition parameter values, from a separate control (drop down), contain special characters (such as, apostrophe).


Error Messages

Not Applicable


Steps to Reproduce

In a search window, add autocomplete sourced from a report definition:



The report definition takes filter parameters:



Set the values for the filter parameters in a separate dropdown:



Select a value from the dropdown that contains a special character, like an apostrophe.

Bring up the search window containing the autocomplete.




The autocomplete does not respond.


Root Cause



A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules. The autocomplete parameters must be sent in POST data instead of Request URL. This is required when a third-party plug-in is used, to protect the web application from cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks by rejecting URLs containing some special characters.


Resolution

Apply HFix-36984


Suggest Edit

Published September 21, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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