Issue using special characters with Flow Test parameters
Question ID: 106703

I am trying to add brackets to some parameters, but I am only able to add special characters to the Input Parameter of a FLOW test, but an error message displays when special characters are added to the Output Parameter. I have included the steps to recreate the issue:

– Create a Component in the Business Components Module
– Create a Flow in Test Plan and add the Component
– Click the Parameters tab – Input Parameters
– Click 'New Parameter'
– Enter the following values into the Parameter Name field (!@#$%^&*()[])
– Click the Output Parameters tab
– Click 'New Parameter'
– Enter the following values into the Parameter Name field (!@#$%^&*()[])

The error message for the input parameter displays an error message containing fewer special characters that are forbidden than the error message displayed for the output parameter. In the Business Components module, the error messages are the same for both the Input and Output Parameters.

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Asked on February 18, 2016 9:27 pm
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Hello. I have tested and recreated this issue in my ALM 12.20, 12.21, and 12.21 - Patch 1 test environments. I have reached out to HP, and their R&D has created a new QCCR and they are working on it as a known issue. The following link will take you to the QCCR -
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Currently, it is in a ''Deferred'' status, which means that this is a valid request and will be reviewed in the future as evaluated against other business needs. So the R&D department at HP is aware of the issue and the fix could be introduced in a future ALM patch or release.


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