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History tab description error on Specification rules



User has Guardrail compliance score breaching in Specification rules, as the description field in its history tab is not present. They are unable to add or edit description and this impacts Guardrails score.

Error Messages

Description field in the specification rules is missing.

Steps to Reproduce

1. Open a specification rule.  
2. Under the details tab, click "View/Edit in Microsoft Word" and then add a specification. 
3. Save the rule and the warning message appears.

Root Cause

Guardrail warning for pydescription property comes up on Specification rules when entering the description via MS WORD.

This issue does not come in OOTB PRPC and is a result of the java code in Rule-.CheckForCustomWarnings in RuleSet PegaSCM:07-11-01. 

Following is the code: 

String FullDesc = myStepPage.getString(“pyDescription”); 

// add warning 

Enter the description using MSWord, as the pyDescription field does not have any value. 


This issue is resolved through the following local-change:

Save the rule "CheckForCustomWarnings" and comment out the java step with the applies to class as that of  "Rule-Application-UseCase" in user's ruleset. This is a temporary local-change and the issue is scheduled to be fixed in future release.

Published July 29, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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