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Two dashes '--' display for a read-only field with no value



Two dashes '--' display for a field which has Presentation configuration field set to read-only.

Error Messages

Not Applicable.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Configure a text input field
  2. Set the Presentation as read-only

Root Cause

This is as per Pega product design when a field is set with read-only Presentation and the corresponding property has no value at runtime. The below out-of-the-box style causes this:

.flex > span:empty:after, .flex.content-item > .field-item > span:empty:after, .flex.content-item > span:empty:after {
content: '\2014\2014';
color: #808080;


Perform the following local-change:

Set the content property to blank through the below style:

.flex > span:empty:after, .flex.content-item > .field-item > span:empty:after, .flex.content-item > span:empty:after {
content: '';

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Published March 8, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

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