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