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Setting property values with the clipboard

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Maintain the best quality of your application by testing it with the Clipboard tool. To test or debug your application, set values for the properties that you need to inspect, and then check whether these elements behave in an expected way.

For example, to test a child case type before you finish creating its parent case type, you can provide data that the child case type normally inherits from its parent. After you conduct your testing, you can debug your application by providing different values, as necessary.
  1. In App Studio, navigate to an element that you want to test.

    For example: To test a child case, in the navigation pane of App Studio, click Case types, click a case type that you want to open, and then click Run.
  2. In the footer of App Studio, click Toggle runtime toolbar Clipboard .

    Note: The Pega Clipboard window opens. The Thread panel lists pages in memory associated with the selected thread, such as case types.
  3. In the Thread panel, click the page that stores the values that you want to edit.

  4. In the Clipboard page section, click Edit.

  5. In the Value column, provide a value for the property that you want to test or debug.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Populate the process that you want to test or debug with the new clipboard data.

    For example: Bring the case to a resolution.
  8. Verify that the field values match the test values.

  • Clipboard tool

    Every connected Pega Platform requestor (including browser-based users, even unauthenticated guest users) has an associated temporary memory area on the server known as the clipboard. The clipboard has a hierarchical structure, consisting of nodes known as pages, most of which have a name and an associated class. Pages act as buffers or temporary copies of object instances (of that class) that are copied from, or might later be stored into, the Pega Platform database or another database.

  • Using the Clipboard tool

    The Clipboard tool displays two panels.

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