Drop Down Control with Report definition Ignores the Blank Values.

Hi we have a Section on the UI which is configured to have aDropDown with the source as a REport Definition and this report definition is on a data table and as part of the business requirements in 7.1.8 we have a blank value displayed and we have a record in the DB with the index 0 which would come on the top of the sort order. This was all good working as expected.

Recently as part of the upgrade to 8.1, i see that drop down control is ignoring the record which has the blank value to display.

I would like to know if any one faced this issue or is there any change in the product behaviour. or the configuration on the screen is different.

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January 24, 2019 - 12:51pm


Could you please share the screenshot of report details and dropdown control values.

January 25, 2019 - 2:04am


I have checked this inhosue with Data  page and able to see this behaviour. 

January 25, 2019 - 12:56pm

@Sahu: do you think this is the expected behavior. if so can you please let me know if we have any documentation on this so that i have a case for my business team to comeup with an alternate requirements on this

February 11, 2019 - 8:11am

@Sahu i did not hear back from you. is this the expected behavior going further?

February 12, 2019 - 12:31am

Hi Dileep,

In case you create an SR for the query, do share the SR# here for tracking purposes.


Vidyaranjan | Community Moderator | Pegasystems Inc.

February 11, 2019 - 11:47pm

Hi Dileep,

To keep a track of this ,Please raise an SR which will ensure that if it is an enhancement/bug in the product.

February 12, 2019 - 4:07am

Hi Dileep,

It's the existing behavior of Pega 8.1. I have tried the same thing with blank value. Apart from blank value, it will show the other values in drop down. Meanwhile, you can raise the SR for the same.

If anything progress, please post it over here.