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Extra asterisks appended on Page-Set-Messages



Two asterisks are appended for the error messages sometimes when using page-set-messages and validate rule.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

1. Create a section with two or three properties referred in the layout.
2. In the Flow Action post processing, call an Activity that checks if the values are present for those properties.
3. In the Activity, use Page-Set-Messages method to set error messages if the property values are not set.
4. Run the flow, and submit the flow action.
5. Observe that two extra asterisks are appended to the first message.

Root Cause

The issue was occuring as at some places message rule is defined and at some places constant value is passed for message rule.


Whenever the message rule is defined,asterisks will not be appended to the error message and when the constant value is passed for message rule in validate rule or Page-set-messages the asterisks will be appended.

Published August 26, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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