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Date type XML is not parsing correctly



The issue has occurred after upgrading from Pega 7.1.7 to Pega 7.2. User has a web service which returns an array of data that also include a date field. The data is saved in a property which is of Date type. The format of the date is given below:


The above XML parses correctly in Pega 7.1.7 but in Pega 7.2 it is not parsed. After debugging the service it was found that Pega is not mapping the values to date field whereas in Pega 7.1.7 it worked correctly. Creating a new property which is of type Date/Time didn't resolve the issue.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a service that returns an array of data including a date field. The date value is of the below format:
  2. Use a Parse XML rule to parse the response. The date field property defined in PEGA should be of date type.
  3. Use the value parsed into the date type field to map it to another date type property. The XML is parsed correctly in Pega 7.1.7 where-as it is not parsed in Pega 7.2.

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules is identified as root cause of the issue.


Follow the below steps:
  1. Apply HFix-29759.
  2. Set the below dynamic system settings entry:

    Purpose : SwitchToOldAssembler
    Owning Ruleset : Pega-IntegrationEngine
    Value : true
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Published October 20, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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