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Unexpected character '-' at position x exception



When the user double-clicks the work object to open, only when the property has dot in the name it behaves incorrectly. There are two patterns:

a) There is no error but on screen it does not show the property data.
b) Exception occurs. Users are able to catch the trace. It throws an error.

If the property does not include dot, the work object opens without any problem. 

Error Messages

"The reference Max.ExtendedRetailAdjustmentAmountCheck(Write-Off) is not valid. Reason: unexpected character '-' at position 45, expected number or end of subscript"

Steps to Reproduce

Double click to open work object that has dot in the name.

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is in step-6 of UIActionDisplayHarness activity, where the decoding was being done incorrectly.


This issue is resolved by HFix-21898, where activity pzTransformAndRun has been modified to check for extra '&' in Data Transform parameters.

Published June 12, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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