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Unable to Check In some rules



User recently upgrade development applications based on PRPC 6.2SP2 to PRPC 7.1.8.

Sometimes there is an issue when trying to check-in rules, a Pega error message appears in a modal dialog box. For example: “[..]You can only check in this rule through the workpage for RULE-OBJ-FIELDVALUE APP-FW-APP-DATA-AUDIT-PROCESS MESSAGE!ACTIVITY_VALIDATE_ONLY #20160127T091424.239 GMT Rule- Checked out from 01-09-20 RULE-OBJ-FIELDVALUE APP-FW-APP-DATA-AUDIT-PROCESS MESSAGE!ACTIVITY_VALIDATE_ONLY #20160127T093008.521 GMT Rule- My check out APP-FW-APP-DATA-AUDIT-Process true pyClassName Embed-RuleManagement-KeyPrompt Applies To Message true pyFieldName Embed-RuleManagement-KeyPrompt Field Name ACTIVITY_VALIDATE_ONLY true pyFieldValue Embed-RuleManagement-KeyPrompt Field Value empty Embed-CustomFieldsList Embed-PagesAndClasses [..]” (full message in attachments)

The error appears after the submit of the check-in button in the popup where we put the comment. All users are affected.

Error Messages

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Enable the Approve Check in Process on the RuleSet Rule Form.
  2. Create a rule.
  3. Check it out.
  4. Check it in.
  5. The rule is now in CheckinCandidates Ruleset pending approval.
  6. Save As the rule (while its in checkincandidates).
  7. Try to check in new rule.

Root Cause

The issue is caused by Performing a Save - As on the rule while it is pending check in approval.


To fix the rule, Create an activity that removes the <pyStatus>Candidate<pyStatus> property from the rule.



See the following support article covering a similar case in an earlier Product Version :

Published February 12, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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