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Unable to import Excel file from harness using local action



Unable to import an Excel file from the harness using a local action. This occurs after upgrade from Pega 7.4 to Pega 8.2.1.

Error Messages

The Flow Action post-processing activity CreateBulkWO failed:java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class org.apache.poi.ooxml.util.Documenthelper

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a custom activity
  2. Call a local action for post processing activity
  3. Use the pxParseExcel activity in the post processing activity to generate the pagelist
  4. In User portal, click the Upload File button and import the Excel file

Root Cause

Issues with poi jar after application upgrade.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Install the missing jar file, xercesImpl-2.12.0 jar
  2. Change the upload file button control to the pzFilePathWithForm control with the setEncodingNow parameter checked in the Parameter tab of the control


Published August 15, 2019 - Updated December 2, 2021

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