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Property qualifier not taking effect after property change



Updating a set of properties with a pyDecimalPrecision qualifier to be 5 in Pega Platform 7.2.1 doesn't take effect and the instructions in the documentation would cause a severe negative impact to production considering that we have a multi-node environment that should be up 24 by 7.

Error Messages

Error in commit() ORA-01438: value larger than specified precision allowed for this column

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a new decimal property
  2. Expose the property in the database with a decimal precision of 2
  3. Save the db table instance
  4. Create a couple of work objects utilizing the property
  5. Update the pyDecimalPrecision qualifier on an existing exposed property with a precision of 2
  6. Try to save a work object with a property with a decimal value with higher precision than the one in the qualifier (like 3)
  7. On save there should be an error indicating that the value is larger then the specified precision
  8. -Error in commit() ORA-01438: value larger than specified precision allowed for this column

Root Cause

This issue was determined to be a product enhancement request.


An enhancement request, FDBK-17706, has been created for consideration by Pega Product Management to better handle the invalidation of the property and related rules. 

Available local changes are:
  1. Open and resave all the rules of these types that reference the property. Recommended, when feasible. 
  2. Create a prconfig setting named fua/invalidation/filter/PropertyChange and set it to false. Clear the temporary directory and caches, and stop and restart the server(s). This has both a temporary and permanent adverse impact on performance. 
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Published December 24, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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