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Goal seek error appears to relate to 100% CPU utilization



A goal seek error appears to relate to 100% CPU utilization. The CPU spikes only last a moment or so and then appear to go away. 

Error Messages

goal seek requires missing input property .pxResults(1).pxCreateDateTime on page D_Interaction_paxxxxxxxxx; details: (unknown)

Steps to Reproduce


Root Cause

Setting logging level to DEBUG for the class ChainingEngineUtilImpl reveals that the Rule-Declare-Expression (RDE) which was firing was a custom version of LastInteractionDateTime, as shown by this log entry:

Executing chaining activity: {pyClassName=AAA-FW-MRMCPIFW-Work, pxObjClass=Rule-Declare-Expressions, pyTargetProperty=.LastInteractionDateTime

The RDE itself was looking at a parameterized data page as follows:
Declare Expression : LastInteractionDateTime = D_InteractionHistory[Type:"CONTACT",ID:pyWorkPage.ContactId].pxResults(1).pxCreateDateTime

The problem occurred because there was no check in the When condition for the RDE to verify that pyWorkPage.ContactId existed.  

​When the error occurred, it did not exist. Therefore the RDE had no choice but to operate on the step page, which was D_Interaction_paxxxxxx; and there were no pxResults(1) on the page.


Perform the following local-change:

Add a WHEN condition to the RDE to confirm the existence of pyWorkPage.ContactID before executing.

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Published December 14, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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