Connect-REST not backward compatible, Pega properties renamed
After upgrading to Pega 7.1.6 from PRPC 6.3SP1, Rest Connector has backward compatibility issues, i.e. in Pega 7.1.6, Pega reserved properties (px, py, pz) are appended with "p_" causing existing Data grid to fail to render JSON objects in the UI.
No error message in the logs, but tracing the Connect-REST output, shows Pega reserved properties (px, py, pz) appended with p_", for example pxResultCount is renamed to p_px_ResultCount
Steps to Reproduce
1. Run the Connect-REST in Pega 7.1.6 to get page list of data.
2. Nothing is returned.
The root cause of this problem is defect/misconfiguration in the PRPC operating environment. Renaming Pega reserved properties (px, py, pz) appended with "p_" is an intentional change in Pega 7.1.6.
This issue is resolved through the following local change: use the ClipboardPage API calls instead of the JSON mapping feature of service/connector rules in 7.1 configuration to avoid using renamed Pega reserved properties. OOB functions, which will convert embedded pages into JSON structure are getPageAsJson() and getPropertyAsJson()