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JR50590: WHEN HTTPPROTOCOLONLY IS SET TO TRUE THE PROCESS DESIGNER HAS ERRORS IN THE VARIABLE SECTION OF THE INSPECTOR VIEW

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When in the Inspector view of the Process Designer, the
    Variables section on the bottom right shows a
    NullPointerException instead of the variable values. The issue
    occurs when httpOnlyProtocol is set to true although you might
    notice an ORB connection is attempted. You notice it when using
    the "Services in Debug" tab of the inspector but not for the
    "Process Instances" tab.
    
    The following exception can be seen in the ae.log file:
    
    2014-06-16 13:07:17,630 [main] ERROR
    com.lombardisoftware.client.ae.forms.bpd.monitoring.
    views.VariablesView - Unable to evaluate variable.
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
     at com.lombardisoftware.client.ae.server.
        RepositoryServerNodeImpl.evaluateExpression
        (RepositoryServerNodeImpl.java:424)
     at com.lombardisoftware.client.ae.sm.forms.service.monitoring.
        model.DebugServiceInstanceData.doEvaluateExpression
        (DebugServiceInstanceData.java:131)
    
    When the ORB connection is attempted, you might notice the
    NullPointerException as well.
    
    
    Note that both JR50590 and JR50899 are required for this
    functionality to work properly.
    

Local fix

  • Set the httpProtocolOnly setting to false and ensure RMI(ORB)
    connections are successful.
    

Problem summary

  • When the httpProtocolOnly flag is set to true on the process
    center and the PC is behind a firewall that only allow
    connection to the http port, the variable view in the Process
    Inspector view of PD will not be able to show the value of
    selected variables when debugging a service. This is because the
    call to evaluate the variable does not respect the
    httpProtocolOnly flag and it is calling the PC through the non
    http port, which is blocked by the firewall.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM 8.5.0.1 that changes the evaluate
    variable code path to respect the httpProtocolOnly flag and call
    PC through the http port. On Fix Central
    (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search for JR50590:
    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 JR50590, 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.
    
    When you installing this fix, it is strongly recommended
    that fix for JR50899 is installed.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR50590

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-06-23

  • Closed date

    2014-08-25

  • Last modified date

    2014-10-08

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9400

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 October 2014