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Pega UI components have randomly generated IDs

SA-69033

Summary



In Pega 8.1, the UI components generate IDs randomly for all the input components. However, the same have standard ID names in Pega 7.3.1. As a result, this impacts the Automated Testing scripts and the scripts cannot run the tests on the input components. Hence, the tests fail.


Error Messages



Not Applicable


Steps to Reproduce



Run the standard Automated Testing scripts on the applications.


Root Cause



This behavior is as per Pega product design. Due to changes in Pega 8.1, the recorded scripts, on earlier versions, did not work.


Resolution



Perform the following local-change:
  1. Use data-test-id to create or record unit scripts for non-reusable rules. 
  2. Use XPath to create or record unit scripts for reusable rules. 
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Published November 29, 2018 - Updated December 18, 2018

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