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JR49829: RECEIVE NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IF ADVANCED INTEGRATION SERVICE (AIS) IS INVOKED WITH ANY AS INPUT DATA

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If you modeled an Advanced Integration service (AIS) that is
    located in a toolkit and that takes an ANY as input data, the
    AIS is called from a service or business process that is defined
    in a different toolkit or the process application. In this
    service or business process, you defined that the input data is
    assigned to a business object and the business object definition
    is defined on the same level (process application or toolkit)
    as the service or process. When you now start the service or
    process, a NullPointerException occurs.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • You get a NullPointerException when you invoke an AIS that is
    located in a different toolkit than the caller of the AIS and
    the AIS has an ANY object as input data.
    
    PROBLEM DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
    You see the following NullPointerException message because the
    input data for the service is serialized in the context of the
    toolkit where the AIS is located. The concrete input data that
    is defined in a different application is not visible in this
    context:
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serializeObject(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:393)
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serializeObject(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:332)
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serializeComplexType(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:998)
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serializeObject(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:410)
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serializeObject(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:332)
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serializeComplexType(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:998)
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serializeObject(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:410)
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serializeObject(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:332)
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serialize(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:318)
    at com.lombardisoftware.core.xml.AbstractXMLSerializer.
      serializeElement(AbstractXMLSerializer.java:268)
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix for IBM BPM V8.5.0.1 is available that ensures that the
    input data of the advanced integration service is serialized in
    the correct context, so that the business object definition is
    visible.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR49829:
    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 JR49829, 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

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR49829

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-03-28

  • Closed date

    2014-05-09

  • Last modified date

    2014-05-09

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 May 2014