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Kensho Tsuchihashi (KenshoTsuchihashi)
Project Delivery Leader
Pegasystems Inc.
KenshoTsuchihashi Member since 2010 132 posts
Posted: December 19, 2019
Last activity: January 23, 2020

Search Index does not work with attachment in Pega Platform 8x


I am observing an issue that Search Index does not work with attachment in Pega Platform 8x. It works fine in 7x. Please see below step to reproduce the issue.

  • Pega Platform 7x
    (1) Create a text file that includes a string ("XYZ").

    (2) Create a work object and attach the text file to it.

    (2) At this point, an object whose class is "Data-WorkAttach-File" is attached in pyAttachments in pyWorkPage.

    (3) If you search the work object by the string ("XYZ") from end user portal, you can locate it.

    We have now verified that attachment works well with Full-Text-Search in 7x.
  • Pega Platform 8x
    (1) Create a work object and attach the same text file to it. In 8x, there is no out-of-the-box user interface for Link-Attachment any longer (I guess it is deprecated). Instead, you see a new user interface, "content" as below.

    (2) This new "content" is an instance of a different class than an old 7x class, called "PegaSocial-Document" with prefix "DOC-".

    This work object is persisted in a physical table "PC_WORK_DOCUMENT" as below.

    (4) Though internal mechanism has been changed, I would still expect that you can search the work object by string ("XYZ"). However, I was unable to locate it.


Is this because (1) Search Index is not designed to work with this new "content" class, or (2) I am just missing any Kafka configuration somewhere.


***Edited by Moderator Marissa to update platform capability tags****

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