Editing set subvar condition action field

Document ID : KB000090378
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
Editing set subvar condition action field
Resolution:
Detailed Description and Symptoms
If you try to backspace to delete a set subvar condition action it will only let you backspace to the first character before the # sign.

Example: If you try to backspace  #Report_name=<some value> it will only let you backspace to the #R 

Investigation
This looked like a defect in 7.1, and 8.0.

Solution
This isn't a defect with the product. When you create a set subvar condition, java forces you to follow the # with a character. That is why you cannot backspace, creating '#=somevalue'. It is due to how java enforces the #letter=value within that field. It is to prevent you from incorrectly creating a bogus subvar that could cause data issues.
 
 If you want to edit the field you have the following options:
 1. highlight the text of the word (minus the pound sign) and type in the new subvar name
 2. highlight the whole subvar name and type #newname
 3. Delete the whole field and retype
 4. Or type in the new value after the # and then delete the characters you don't want.