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JR46118: YOU RECEIVE A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IN EVENT MANAGER WHEN YOU USE A BLACKOUT PERIOD WITH ORACLE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you specify a blackout period in the Event Manager, the
    event manager engine might fail . You see more information in
    the following exception:
    Error:
    com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.BusinessDelegateException:
    java.lang.NullPointerException.
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
     at com.lombardisoftware.server.scheduler.Engine.
      notifyListeners(Engine.java:998)
     at com.lombardisoftware.server.scheduler.Engine.
      access$1400(Engine.java:99)
     at com.lombardisoftware.server.scheduler.Engine$4.
      doInTransaction(Engine.java:718)
     at com.lombardisoftware.server.core.TXCommand$1.call
      (TXCommand.java:71)
     at com.lombardisoftware.utility.spring.
      ProgrammaticTransactionSupport$1.doInTransaction
      (ProgrammaticTransactionSupport.java:338)
     at org.springframework.transaction.jta.
      WebSphereUowTransactionManager$UOWActionAdapter.run
      (WebSphereUowTransactionManager.java:306)
     at com.ibm.ws.uow.UOWManagerImpl.runUnderNewUOW
      (UOWManagerImpl.java:1116)
     at com.ibm.ws.uow.UOWManagerImpl.runUnderUOW(UOWManagerImpl.
      java:630)
     at org.springframework.transaction.jta.
      WebSphereUowTransactionManager.execute
      (WebSphereUowTransactionManager.java:252)
     at com.lombardisoftware.utility.spring.
      ProgrammaticTransactionSupport.executeInNewTransaction
      (ProgrammaticTransactionSupport.java:333)
     at com.lombardisoftware.utility.spring.
      ProgrammaticTransactionSupport.execute
      (ProgrammaticTransactionSupport.java:204)
     at com.lombardisoftware.server.core.TXCommand.execute
      (TXCommand.java:69)
     at com.lombardisoftware.server.scheduler.Engine.
      executeInClosingTransaction(Engine.java:700)
     at com.lombardisoftware.server.scheduler.Engine.
      access$200(Engine.java:99)
     at com.lombardisoftware.server.scheduler.Engine$1.
      run(Engine.java:461)
     at com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.common.
      WebsphereDelegateHelper$3$1.run
      (WebsphereDelegateHelper.java:109)
     at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged
      (AccessController.java:362)
     at javax.security.auth.Subject.doAs(Subject.java:573)
     at com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.WSSubject.doAs
      (WSSubject.java:194)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The Event Manager processes a blackout period by using an empty
    string (??). Reading an empty string from an Oracle database
    results in a null string that the related code did not expect.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM that accepts null strings within
    the code for blackout periods.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR46118:
    
    1. Select IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from
      the product selector, the installed version to the fix pack
      level, and your platform, and then click Continue.
    
    2. Select APAR or SPR, enter JR46118, and click Continue.
    
    When you download fix packages, ensure that you also download
    the readme file for each fix. Review each readme file for
    additional installation instructions and information about the
    fix.
    

Temporary fix

  • Not applicable
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR46118

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    751

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-03-26

  • Closed date

    2015-08-26

  • Last modified date

    2015-08-26

  • 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

  • R751 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
26 August 2015