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When conditions in an activity are not firing as expected



When conditions in an activity are not firing as expected. The when condition that should result in “true” shows as “false” on clipboard. e.g.
@(Pega-RULES:Utilities).PropertyHasValue(tools, .aText)

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Use an expression like: @(Pega-RULES:Default).PropertyExists(.aText) in an activity.

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is a defect in customer application code/rules. In both the functions the "strReference" parameter is used to look up a property in the clipboard and since a Property can not have a name containing "." character, it has no meaning. e.g. For the expression: @(Pega-RULES:Default).PropertyExists(.aText)
The system will try to find out a property with name ".aText" which does not exist in the clipboard hence returning false.


This issue is resolved through the following local change: Remove the "." character from the parameter (the property name) that is being passed to the functions.

Published June 12, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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