KBEC-00333 - How to edit properties with slashes in the property name

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The UI will prevent you from creating properties with names that contain / or \, but it is possible to circumvent these checks. Once properties are named as such, trying to access, edit, or delete them will result in errors.


Use ectool to edit the property, and contain the property name with [].


Property bar under project foo was accidentally changed to ba/r, and now it can’t be accessed, edited, or deleted through the UI. To change its name back to bar, run the following command:

ectool modifyProperty "/projects/test/[ba/r]" --newName "bar"

Applies to

  • Product versions: All

  • OS versions: All