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Refresh on change and other similar options, does not work



Client side behavior such as visibility when, refresh when property changes, and auto complete refreshes do not work when a sub-page context does not have a direct page reference, for example pyWorkPage.SomePage.

The issue occurs when running any sub-sections' directly using the Top or Parent keywords, or reference properties (using the Property-Ref method).

This happens for simple sub-section includes, and also if a spin off flow or flow action runs on one of those pages.


Error Messages

Not applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a parent section.
  2. Add a sub-section whose page context is setup with dynamic page property like the Top or Parent keywords, or a reference property.
  3. Add any client side action like display when.

Root Cause

An issue in the custom application code or rules.



An enhancement request, FDBK-17689, has been created for consideration by Pega Product Management. 

As a workaround a “wrapper” section must be created and run on a property reference, by setting .pyStepPageReference. 

​ This resets the embedded pages context, and allows the client side action to work correctly.
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Published January 5, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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