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Updating dynamic system settings by submitting a request to an active instance

Updated on April 5, 2022

You can use the prpcServiceUtils tool to update dynamic system setting values, using a web service to connect to an active instance of Pega Platform.

  1. Create one or more .json files that specify the names and new values of the dynamic system settings.
    • The specified dynamic system setting names must be valid.
    • One or more dynamic system settings can be specified in each file.
    • You must specify the setting value, setting name, and owning ruleset for each dynamic system setting to be updated, in the format:
    For example:
  2. In the file, specify the file names that you created in step 1.

    Property name Value
    updateDASS.filePathOne or more path names that specify the files that specify the dynamic system settings to update, delimited by commas and ending with a semicolon. If the path is a directory, then all .json files in that directory will be processed. For example: C://file1.json,C://dir1//file2.json,C://dir2;

  3. Configure the common properties in the file.

    Property name Value URL for the REST service, specified in the following format:

    http:// <hostname> : <port> / <context> /PRRestService/

    For example: http://myhost:8080/prweb/PRRestService operator name on the target system with access to REST services. password of the specified operator.

    The host name of the REST proxy server. Do not use localhost as the host name.

    The port for the REST proxy server.

    The operator name on the REST proxy server with import and export access.

    The password of the REST proxy operator.

    The domain of the REST proxy server.

    The workstation ID for the REST proxy server. REST response type, either xml or json. The default value is json. Rollback, restore point, and update access group operations support only json.

    Enter the full path to the temporary directory. Leave this blank to use the default temporary directory.

  4. Save and close the file.
  5. To populate the dynamic system settings, run the prpcServiceUtils.bat or script with the updateDASS option, for example: prpcServiceUtils.bat updateDASS
    1. Optional: Pass one or more arguments.

    prpcServiceUtils script argument Value
    artifactsDirThe full path to the output file location, for those functions that generate output. The default is the /scripts/utils/logs directory.
    connPropFileThe full path to the file that includes information for multiple targets.
    poolSizeThe thread pool size. The default is 5.
    requestTimeOutThe number of seconds the system waits for a response before failing with a time-out error. The default is 300 seconds.
    jobIdFileThe path to the job IDs file that is generated by the asynchronous operation.
    propFileThe property file name, to override the default file.
    operationNameSpecify the operation that generated the job ID for getStatus: import, export, expose, hotfix, or rollback.

    Note: For asynchronous operations, the system response includes the job ID, which you can use to query the job status.
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