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Empty date fields default to 01/01/1970



Default date value (01/01/1970) displays on submitting an empty date field.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a service to input a date element and output a date as a response.
  2. Input a blank value in the date field.
  3. Run the service.

Root Cause

When the date is empty, the XML Stream rule generates a default date (epoch date); and the Service Response displays 1970-01-01.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Apply HFix-27413.
  2. For the XML Stream rule to return an empty date value, set the Dynamic System Settings (DSS) (disableEpochDate and disableEpochDateTime on Pega-IntegrationEngine) to True.
  3. Change the DateTime property to Date property.


Published November 29, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

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