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Unable to retrieve column configured as Custom Search property



While performing an Advance Search with a Dedicated Index, unable to retrieve columns that are configured as Custom Search Properties.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

The Class structure is as below:

NAB-UWF-Work (class group)
NAB-UWF-Work-Service-NAS (BU class)
NAB-UWF-Work-Service-NAS-ClientInstruction (Case Type class)
  1. Create Custom Search Properties at a specific class (NAB-UWF-Work-Service-NAS).
  2. Add Embedded Page properties to the Custom Search Properties.
  3. Create a dedicated Index.
  4. Create an Advanced Search report definition at a specific class (according to Step 1).
  5. Invoke the report definition report class name, AdvanceSearch with NAB-UWF-Work-Service-NAS.

Root Cause

Since the NAB-UWF-Work-Service-NAS layer is not a class group, the second Java step in the pzSearchWorkIndex activity passes 'Equals' instead of 'Startswith' in the Elastic Search query which fails to extract results.

This issue was determined to be a product enhancement request.


An enhancement request, FDBK-67211, is created for consideration by Pega Product Management.

Perform the following local-change:
  1. Create an activity
  2. In Pages and Classes tab, set the following: 

    pySearchResultsWork: Code-Pega-List
    Report: Rule-Obj-Report-Definition

    In the Parameters Tab, set the following:

    Clazz – type text

    Activity Steps:

    Step 1:

    Obj-Open with Step page as a Report with properties

    .pyStreamName = “SearchReport”    (Name of report definition)
    .pyClassname=”SSS-Elastic-Work”     (Work class where the SearchReport is created)

    Step 2:

    Set the Property Set with Step page as the Report.

    .pyContent.pyFields.pyListFields(<APPEND>).pyFieldName  = “.NasName” (Property present at nonclassgroup layer)
    .pyContent.pyFields.pyListFields(<APPEND>).pyFieldLabel = “NasName”  (Label)
    Param.clazz  = “SSS-Elastic-Work-Nas”  (To filter casetypes)

    Step 3:

    Property Set:

    Set values for the parameters which must be sent to pxRetrieveSearchData

    Param.pySearchString  =”o-“
    Param.pySearchMethod = STARTS
    Param.pyReportClassname = SSS-Elastic-Work
    Param.pyReportName = SearchReport
    Param.pyReportPageName = Report

    Step 4:

    Call Rule-Obj-Report-Definition.pxRetrieveSearchData and pass the current Parameter page.

    Step 5:

    Show page with pySearchResultsWork to view the Search results.

Published April 18, 2020 - Updated December 2, 2021

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