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Generated PDF contains error when JSP tag is passed to HTMLToPDF



Generated PDF contains an error message when a JSP tag is passed to the HTMLToPDF activity. This occurs when a HTML stream includes a Rule-HTML-Harness instance containing a JSP tag.

Error Messages

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Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a harness in GCSHarness and keep it blank 
  2. Create a HTML rule and use the below HTML:

    <% String harness = "GCSHarness"; 

    <pega:include type="Rule-HTML-Harness" name="<%= harness %>" /> 


  3. Use the Property-Set-HTML method in an activity and pass the HTMLStream name as the HTML rule name
  4. Use the HTML stream for PDF generation by calling the HTMLToPDF activity

Root Cause

In the Advanced tab of the harness, the 'Harness Usage' check box was not checked.


Perform the following local-change:

Navigate to the Advanced tab of the harness and check the 'Harness Usage' check box.


Published August 24, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

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