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Date type property does not accept two-digit year



An inbound service delivers a six-digit date in YYMMDD format to set into a Date property through an activity. In Pega 7.1.9, the Property-Set step of the activity fails because it expects an eight-digit date in YYYYMMDD format.

Error Messages

"String not a Date: 160826"

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a Date or DateTime property in Pega 7.1.9. 
  2. Create an activity to execute a Property-Set step to set the Date or DateTime property with YYMMDD date string.
  3. Run the activity.

Root Cause

As part of changes made for BUG-115779, support for converting six-digit date string to correct date is lost.


Apply HFix-29421.

Published October 13, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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