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Default rounding mode



The system error log is reporting that the default rounding mode is set to half-even.

Error Messages

[7/22/14 17:35:00:230] 0000000a SystemErr R PRPC default rounding mode set to HALF_EVEN

Steps to Reproduce

Not Applicable 

Root Cause

The system is working as designed.


The explanation for this behavior is as follows: If the rounding mode is not specified, then the default rounding mode of HALF_EVEN is used, which is the recommended value.  It can be overridden in the prconfig.xml file or through a Dynamic System settings. To change the setting perform one of the following:

1. Add a prconfig setting of with the name "initialization/decimalformat/defaultroundingmode"
2. Add a Data-Admin-System-Setting in the ruleset "Pega-Engine", named "prconfig/initialization/decimalformat/defaultroundingmode/default"


Published March 8, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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