After renaming an object, or importing a renamed object, some dependent objects still reference the renamed object's old name and show an "Invalid function" error similar to the following:
The same error is also seen in the application server log:
Expression evaluation error at function rule!renameExample [line 3]: Invalid function rule!renameExample
The following warning was not seen on object rename as described in the Renaming Design Objects documentation:
These additional symptoms are all seen as well:
The dependent objects that are missing from the renamed objects's dependents list are using by-name references, as described in the Renaming Design Objects documentation, but were not recognized by Appian's by-name reference check.
Take these steps on the environment the rule was renamed in. If this issue was discovered after importing a renamed object, take the same steps in the environment the renamed rule was imported into:
These steps will remove any by-name references the dependent objects currently use, preventing this issue from reoccurring for the renamed object in future renames.
This article applies to all versions of Appian.
Last Reviewed: November 2019
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