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Check box caption displays HTML-encoded characters



Special characters are encoded on the User Interface (UI) when a field value referencing GetLocalizedValue control, to populate the caption of a check box, is used.
For example, entering a field value of " 's " (a blank, an apostrophe, alphabet s in lowercase, and a blank) results in " 's " value.
"Scenario’s" is displayed as "Scenario's"

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Design a check box with a caption that uses a field value. The value must reference another field value using GetLocalizedValue control.

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules, which encoded the field value twice.


Perform the following local-change:
Save a copy of the GetLocalizedValue control into the application ruleset, and replace the code on the HTML tab with the code snippet given below:

if (tools.getActiveValue().length() > 0)  
         tools.putSaveValue("result", tools.getActive().getLocalizedText()); 
    tools.putSaveValue("result", "");
    <pega:when test='!$mode-input'>
        <SPAN nowrap>
            <pega:include name="Messages"/>
            <input type=text 
            name="<pega:reference name="$this-name" />"
             value="<pega:reference name='$save(result)'/>" 
            id="<pega:reference name="$THIS-DEFINITION(pyPropertyName)" /><%= StringUtils.crossScriptingFilter(tools.getParamValue("pega_RLindex")) %>">

Published July 27, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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