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JR45854: STARTING TASKS IMPLEMENTED BY EXTERNAL IMPLEMENTATIONS YIELDS A NULLPOINTER EXCEPTION.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Executing process applications that have activities implemented
    by External Implementations from Process Portal will result in
    a Null Pointer Exception being thrown. A more meaning full
    error message is necessary.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users of BPM Express, BPM Standard, and     *
    *                  BPM Advanced on 8.0.0.0.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Task with external implementations      *
    *                      cannot be worked on in Process Portal,  *
    *                      a Null Pointer Exception when           *
    *                      executing                               *
    *                      such a task.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    A task with an external implementation does not have a coach
    and can therefore not be worked on in the Process Portal.
    These tasks are listed in the My Task View and can be
    dealt with like any other tasks, but one cannot work on these
    tasks. However, when launching such a task a Null Pointer
    Exception is displayed rather a descriptive error with a
    meaning full message.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Code added to handle this expected error with a more
    specific error message rather than displaying a Null Pointer
    Exceptin to the user in Process Portal.
    
    Fix is available on FixCentral.
    
    Install/Dependency information is available in the readme.txt
    on FixCentral. When the user goes to the download files page
    in FixCentral, the readme will be available with the fix
    package as a separate download.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR45854

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-02-25

  • Closed date

    2013-04-23

  • Last modified date

    2013-04-23

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 January 2022