When the property glide.ui.escape_text is set to 'false', the Encoded HTML Entity in the Reference Fields for the ampersand (&) character is no longer displayed. However, if a dashboard has an ampersand in its name, when trying to add a report to this dashboard, the ampersand character in the dashboard name is shown as the Encoded HTML Entity, which for the ampersand character is '&' .

Steps to Reproduce


  1. Set the system property glide.ui.escape_text to false.

  2. Navigate to Self-Service > Dashboards.

  3. From the context menu, select New Dashboard.

  4. Provide the Name "A Test &" and click Submit.

  5. Navigate to Reports > View / Run.

  6. Open any existing report.

  7. From the drop-down actions list next to the Save button, select Add to Dashboard.

  8. For the Add to, click the Dashboard button.

  9. In the Dashboard drop-down list, click the down arrow to display all dashboards that can be selected.

    Note that the name of the dashboards appear with the & character shown as '&' rather than the '&' character.



If you are able to upgrade, upgrade to Jakarta or a later product release for a fix for this issue.

Related Problem: PRB1256963

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Last Updated:2018-05-15 15:08:28