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In AWI version 12 cursor jumps to end of text string while modifying Variable Name Fields within a PromptSet


Article ID: 87280


Updated On:


CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


Error Message :

Within in a PromptSet in the Automic Web Interface (AWI) version 12, if the Variable field for a Text field is edited the cursor can jumpt to the end of the text string and cause strange results while the Variable Name is being modified.


1) Create a PromptSet
2) Create a Text Field within this PromptSet. The field "Variable Name" is filled with "&TEXT1#"
3) Place the curser (using the mouse) after "TEXT1" (before the "'#"). The Field now looks like: "&TEXT1|#"
4) Start deleting "TEXT1"
5) Start slowly typing something new, like "MYVARIABLENAME"

The field should be filled with "&MYVARIABLENAME#"

The cursor jumps to the end of the string while typing the new string and what happens is something like this "&MYVA#RIABLENAME".


Cause type:
Root Cause: Cursor behavior in AWI not functioning correctly when editing Variable text fields in PromptSets.


OS Version: N/A


Update to a fix version listed below or a newer version if available.

Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Automic Web Interface 12.1.0 – Available
Automic Web Interface 12.0.2 – Available

Additional Information

Workaround :
The following options are recommended:
  1. Use the JAVA User Interface
  1. Delete the conent of the text field prior to modifying the text.