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subscribe(eventType, subscriptionItem, subscriptionItemName, subscribeOnce, contextName)

Updated on July 20, 2021

Notifies a subscription item whenever an event occurs in a specific context.


Not applicable.


eventTypestringThe type of event.
subscriptionItemfunctionThe item that needs to be notified.
subscriptionItemNamestringA unique ID or name assigned by the user to identify the subscription item.
subscribeOncebooleanThe flag that determines if the subscription item should be notified only once.
  • The default value is false.
  • Set subscribeOnce to true if you want to notify the subscription item only once.
contextNamestringThe name of the context containing the event whose subscription item must be notified.
  • You must update to Pega 8.7.2 or later patches to be able to use this parameter.
  • The default value of contextName is app.

Usage example

In this example, the API notifies the subscriptionItem item whenever an event of type eventType occurs.

PCore.getPubSubUtils().subscribe(eventType, subscriptionItem, subscriptionItemName);

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