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Expression builder does not evaluate local variables



Error occurs in the activity Expression builder when using local variables in the expression.

Error Messages

Compilation failed for com.pegarules.generated.custom.PegaExpression Java source: package com.pegarules.generated.custom; import com.pega.pegarules.priv.*; import com.pega.pegarules.priv.database.*; import com.pega.pegarules.priv.clipboard.PegaClipboardPage; import com.pega.pegarules.priv.generator.DependentRuleInfo; import com.pega.pegarules.priv.util.RulePool; import*; import*; import*; import*; import*; import*; import*; import*; import*; import; import; import java.util.ArrayList; import java.util.Date; import java.util.HashSet; import java.util.Set; public class PegaExpression { public static Object evaluate(PublicAPI tools, ClipboardPage myStepPage) { PegaAPI pega = (PegaAPI) tools; return (pega.<java.lang.String>resolveMethodCall("whatComesAfterLast--(String,char)", "whatComesAfterLast", null, null, new Object[]{Street, ' '})); } } Details: Optional[---------- 1. ERROR in /com/pegarules/generated/custom/ (at line 26) return (pega.<java.lang.String>resolveMethodCall("whatComesAfterLast--(String,char)", "whatComesAfterLast", null, null, new Object[]{Street, ' '})); ^^^^^^ Street cannot be resolved to a variable ---------- 1 problem (1 error) Compile failed.]

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create an activity with a local variable.
  2. Set a property with @Functionname(Local.myVariable,).

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rule.


Perform the following local-change in the Expression builder of an activity:

Use @function(localparam) format instead of @function(Local.localparam).

BUG-417128 is raised for this issue.


Published January 5, 2019 - Updated December 2, 2021

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