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Char '&' transforms into '&' in validation error message



The ampersand symbol (&) is not parsed correctly when entered into a decimal field.

Current error message:
& is not a valid decimal value

Expected error message:
& is not a valid decimal value

Error Messages

& is not a valid decimal value

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create Decimal property.
  2. Place it in a layout.
  3. Add '&' char to field.
  4. Move focus from field.

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is a defect in Pegasystems’ code/rules. The validation message was incorrectly displaying & as & etc in the tooltip.


This issue is resolved by hotfix item HFix-21067. This resolved the tooltip issue with the ampersand character when the harness setting is set to full error text.

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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