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Unable to rename an abstract class - Wizard expects a hyphen.



From Pega 7 ...abstract classes will not have - (hyphen) at the end... rename class wizard is expecting - (hyphen). So not able to rename a class

Error Messages

•pyOldName:** Original Class Name format error no dash(-) found in Name.

Steps to Reproduce

Create a top level abstract class without any hyphens: for example ABC and rename it to something like XYZ.

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is a defect in Pegasystems’ code/rules.


This issue is planned to be resolved in Pega 7.1.8. For time being, below work around is suggested to be used  :
Go to Designer studio->System->Tools->Refactor rules->Search/Replace a String and rename the required class 


Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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