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Service Response display 1970-01-01 if date not provided



Service response from one rule displaying 1970-01-01 in the date element when date value is blank.

Error Messages


Steps to Reproduce

Create a Pega SOAP service where resposne will have a date element.
n the service mapping activity set blank/null to the date element. make a service call and check the resposne.
The date element will have value 1970-01-01

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is a defect in Pegasystems’ code/rules.
XML stream rule is generation default date(epoch date) when the value is empty.
Service Response display 1970-01-01 if date not provided


This issue is resolved by hotfix item Hfix-20672. 
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Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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