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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Product Master
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 20, 2016

PIM should not allow saving with invalid flag/enumeration values instead of making them blank

If an invalid value is entered for a flag, PIM will set the value to empty and allow the item to be saved. See steps to reproduce in service request 18111,004,000

Although a small box is displayed when you enter an invalid value, it doesn't catch one's attention and once you move away from the field, it's gone and PIM will allow you to save the item. To make things worse, the value gets blank when you save, not when you leave the field. This can lead to data loss and the user won't even notice.

Please validate the value and throw a validation error if a flag or string/number enumeration has an invalid value instead of making it blank. The current popup is not very eye-catching and this easily leads to data loss. If the user wants to set an empty value, force them to manually do so.

A possible alternative would be not allowing free text, but that may be a problem for longer number/string enumerations, so validation and throwing a validation error if an invalid value is entered is a better approach.
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    Rohit Swarup
    Mar 29, 2020

    MDM CE new Business UI shows teh flag attribute as a dropdown.