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Browser does not work when using the Tab function



​After upgrading to Pega 7.1.9, when using the Tab function to enter the field values for a Repeat grid on screen, it does not pick up the row but picks up the header label columns for the grid.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

1. Create a section containing a Repeat grid. Place an input text box before the grid
2. Click in the input field outside the Repeat grid at run time
3. Press the Tab key

Root Cause

The reported behavior is due to new design changes introduced with Pega 7.
The 'th' tags associated with the grid column headers are linked to a tabindex attribute. When the Tab key is pressed from outside the grid, the captions or header names are selected first instead of the input fields of the grid row.


Create a non-auto generated section, in the required screen, and include the below code in it.


var eles = document.getElementsByTagName("th");
var headerBarElems = document.getElementsByClassName("header header-bar test clearfix");
var headerCollapsibleElems = document.getElementsByClassName("header header-bar clearfix");

var k=0;var j=0;var i=0;
for(i;i<eles.length;i++ )

eles[i].setAttribute("tabindex", "-1");
if(j!= undefined || j !=null)
headerBarElems[j].setAttribute("tabindex", "-1");

if(k!= undefined || k!=null)
headerCollapsibleElems[k].setAttribute("tabindex", "-1");

Published September 22, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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