Before you begin using this patch release information, see the information for the minor release, Pega Platform 8.8 Installation and Update Information.
Critical HFIX-A185 prevents potential system stability and data corruption
HFIX-A185 is required to correct a regression defect introduced in Pega Platform™ 8.8.3 whereby, after you update your Pega deployment to Pega Platform version 8.8.3 and import a RAP file, database column population and optimization creates system instability and data corruption. See the Client Advisory (CAD) about this critical hotfix.
After you update to or install Pega Platform version 8.8.3, you must obtain and install HFIX-A185 before you import any RAP file, Pega-supplied or custom.
Be sure to follow this sequence of actions:
- Update to or install Pega Platform version 8.8.3.
- Obtain and install HFIX-A185.
- Import any RAP files, Pega-supplied or custom.
Find and install HFIX-A185 from the Hotfix Manager page of Dev Studio:
In Dev Studio, click
Alternative: Go to My Support Portal and click . Complete and submit the ticket form.
Release Notes for Pega Platform 8.8.3
See Platform 8.8 release notes. Starting with Pega Platform version 8.8.2, there are no Release Notes for patch releases. The Resolved Issues serve as your guide to changes.
Resolved Issues for Pega Platform 8.8.3
Resolved Issues– Client-reported issues that were fixed can be viewed by Capability.
If you think that your support case (INC) generated a Resolved Issue, specify the INC ID in the Pega Support Center Search field to find the Pega Platform 8.8.3 Support Document. Then use your browser’s or menu option to find the specific Resolved Issue in the Support Document. (Pega engineers can also search on the Issue ID, a Pega-internal work object.)
Pega Platform 8.8.3 Resolved Issues PDF - All the client-reported Resolved Issues for this release are aggregated in one document. When you click this link, the PDF page opens immediately. (You see a link to the PDF at the bottom of the Resolved Issues Support Document under File Attachments.)
Pega Platform changes with update impact- Resolved Issues that require the client to take some action, for example, change a setting, restart the system, and so on
See also Issues Resolved with Update Impact.
Updates and Patches
See Pega Platform 8.8 Installation and Update Information, the aerial view table, the link to Install and Update.