The URL field on Favorites can take up to 1000 characters, after which it will truncate values. The left navigation pane will become stuck in 'Loading' if any Favorites sys_ui_bookmark URL column contains a URL that is too long and ends with '%' character. It will fail to return from the REST API request for "/api/now/ui/navigator/favorites" and halt loading modules.
This can impact individual users as the favorites are created per user. The error thrown in the console is:
GET https://<instance_name>.service-now.com/api/now/ui/navigator/favorites 500 (Internal Server Error)
The error thrown by REST API is:
URLDecoder: Incomplete trailing escape (%) pattern Check logs for error trace or enable glide.rest.debug property to verify REST request processing
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: URLDecoder: Incomplete trailing escape (%) pattern
Steps to Reproduce
1. Import the attached XML file "sys_ui_bookmark_465ca558db30881063bd5886dc961964.xml".
2. Impersonate an ITIL user.
Observe the left navigation panel fails to load any module and remains showing the "loading" message.
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As a workaround, delete all records with very long URL from the [sys_ui_bookmark] table.
Related Problem: PRB1373292