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Blank Date fields populate with 01/01/1970 on creating new work



On creating a new work object through integration services (Service Email or Service SOAP), the blank Date fields are populated with 01/01/1970.

Error Messages

Not Applicable.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a work object with any one of the Integration services (Service SOAP or Service Email)
  2. Map the Date and DateTime field on the XML Stream and Parse XML
  3. Run the flow. The blank date fields default to 01/01/1970

Root Cause

This is an expected behavior if the Date field is empty.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Add the below Dynamic System Setting:
    Owning Ruleset Setting Purpose
    Pega-IntegrationEngine disableEpochDate
    Pega-IntegrationEngine disableEpochDateTime
  2. Add the XSD Base Type as 'dateTime' for the DateTime property field on XML Stream and Parse XML and for Date property as 'date'

Suggest Edit

Published August 31, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

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