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IC88802: WMQ EXPLORER WITH FTE (FILE TRANSFER) - ERROR ON STARTUP: "ERROR CREATING THE VIEW, JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION"

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When opening WMQ Explorer with the FTE components installed, as
    the Managed File Transfer is being loaded, a Problem Occurred
    dialog pops up with the message "Error creating the view,
    java.lang.NullPointerException"
    
    The full error message is in the WMQ Explorer log file:
    ---------------------
    !ENTRY org.eclipse.ui.workbench 4 0 2012-10-18 14:56:51.563
    !MESSAGE An unexpected exception was thrown.
    !STACK 0 java.lang.NullPointerException at
    org.eclipse.jface.viewers.ViewerColumn.setLabelProvider(ViewerCo
    lumn.java:101) at
    org.eclipse.jface.viewers.ViewerColumn.setLabelProvider(ViewerCo
    lumn.java:84) at
    com.ibm.wmqfte.explorer.content.TransferSchedulePage.addColumn(T
    ransferSchedulePage.java:261) at
    com.ibm.wmqfte.explorer.content.TransferSchedulePage.init(Transf
    erSchedulePage.java:230)
    ...
    ----------------------
    

Local fix

  • In wmqfte dialog_setting.xml, section entitled
    <section &#65440; &#65440; &#65440; &#65440; &#65440; &#65440; &#65440; &#65440; name="TRANSFER_PROGRESS_VIEW_SETTINGS">
    look for item value containing user's locale timezone,
    remove locale timezone, see following example.
    1) Close WMQ Explorer 2) For users of WMQ
    Explorer 7.0.1 on Windows:Navigate to %APPDATA%\IBM\MQ
    Explorer\.metadata\.plugins\com.ibm.wmqfte.explorer\
    For users of WMQ Explorer 7.1 or &#65440; 7.5 on
    Windows:Navigate to %USERPROFILE%\IBM\MQ
    Explorer\workspace-[installationName]\.metadata\.plugi
    ns\com.ibm.wmqfte.explorer\ For users of WMQ
    Explorer 7.0.1 on Linux:Navigate to
    $home/.mqdata/.metadata/.plugins/com.ibm.wmqfte.explorer/
    For users of WMQ Explorer 7.1 or 7.5 on
    Linux:Navigate to $home/IBM/MQ
    Explorer/workspace-[installationName]/.metadata/.plugins/<b
    r/>com.ibm.wmqfte.explorer/3) Open the
    dialog_settings.xml file in a text editor 4) Find
    the line:   &#65440; &#65440; <item value="Started
    ([timezone])"/> Where [timezone] is the timezone name,
    for example "America/New_York"And replace with the
    following line:  &#65440; &#65440; <item value="Started"/> &#65440;
    5) Save the file and reopen WMQ Explorer. The issue
    should now be resolved.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    The issue affects users of:
    
    - The WebSphere MQ V7.0 Explorer that has the WebSphere MQ
    File Transfer Edition V7.0.4 plug-in installed.
    - The WebSphere MQ V7.1 Explorer that has the WebSphere MQ
    File Transfer Edition V7.0.4 plug-in installed.
    - The WebSphere MQ V7.5 Explorer with Managed File Transfer
    components installed.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    Linux on x86, Windows, Linux on x86-64
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM SUMMARY:
    When the Managed File Transfer view is loaded within WebSphere
    MQ Explorer, persisted user data is read in from the
    application's metadata directory. If the metadata files were
    created using a different timezone locale to the timezone locale
    currently in use by the application, this resulted in a naming
    mismatch when updating internal state from the persisted
    files. This mismatch resulted in the NullPointerException
    described above when the application attempted to determine
    the column order for the view based on the persisted data.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The Managed File Transfer components for WebSphere MQ
    Explorer, and the WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition V7.0.4
    plug-in for MQ Explorer, have been updated to account for
    changes in user timezone when processing the persisted metadata.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Platform           v7.0
    --------           --------------------
    Multiplatforms     7.0.4.3
    
    Platform           v7.5
    --------           --------------------
    Multiplatforms     7.5.0.2
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC88802

  • Reported component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Reported component ID

    5724R1000

  • Reported release

    704

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-12-03

  • Closed date

    2013-01-30

  • Last modified date

    2013-01-30

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Fixed component ID

    5724R1000

Applicable component levels

  • R704 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 January 2013