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JR51598: YOU RECEIVE A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHEN YOU ACCESS THE IBM BPM DEPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENT BY USING THE ADMIN CONSOLE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If any of the custom data sources in the topology that are
    unrelated to IBM Business Process Manager does not have the
    databaseName optional resource property set, you receive the
    following NullPointerException in the SystemOut.log file:
    
    [10/1/14 14:09:38:578 EDT] 00000115
    ConfigHelper<com.ibm.bpm.config.util.ConfigHelper populate
    RETURN
    [10/1/14 14:09:38:578 EDT] 00000115 NDTopologyRTH 2
    com.ibm.ws.console.wbi.ndtopology.NDTopologyRTHelper
    getTopologyDetailForms THROW java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.bpm.config.model.ModelHelper.getDbByName(ModelHelper.jav
    a:240)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.console.wbi.ndtopology.NDTopologyRTHelper.getTopology
     DetailForm(NDTopologyRTHelper.java:283)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.console.wbi.ndtopology.NDTopologyRTHelper.getTopology
     DetailForms(NDTopologyRTHelper.java:94)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.console.wbi.ndtopology.NDTopologyHelper.initCollectio
    nFormList(NDTopologyHelper.java:445)
    

Local fix

  • You can delete and recreate  customer data source using Admin
    Console  which will automatically add the "databaseName"
    properties in the resource.xml file or add as a custom property
    for the existing datasource .
    
    You should see the following property for all the datasource in
    the resource.xml file
    
    <resourceProperties xmi:id="J2EEResourceProperty_1404158014291"
    name="databaseName" type="java.lang.String" value="MyDBName"
    description="The database name. " required="false"
    ignore="false" confidential="false"
    supportsDynamicUpdates="false"/>
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM BPM  Advanced                           *
    *                  IBM BPM Standard                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: If any of the custom data sources in    *
    *                      the topology that are unrelated to      *
    *                      IBM Business Process Manager does not   *
    *                      have the databaseName optional          *
    *                      resource property set, you receive      *
    *                      the following NullPointerException in   *
    *                      the SystemOut.log file:                 *
    *                      [10/1/14 14:09:38:578 EDT] 00000115     *
    *                      ConfigHelper<com.ibm.bpm.config.util.Co *
    *                      nfigHelper populate RETURN              *
    *                      [10/1/14 14:09:38:578 EDT] 00000115     *
    *                      NDTopologyRTH 2                         *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.console.wbi.ndtopology.NDTop *
    *                      ologyRTHelper getTopologyDetailForms    *
    *                      THROW java.lang.NullPointerException    *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.bpm.config.model.ModelHelper.ge *
    *                      tDbByName(ModelHelper.java:240)         *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.console.wbi.ndtopology.NDTop *
    *                      ologyRTHelper.getTopology               *
    *                      DetailForm(NDTopologyRTHelper.java:283) *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.console.wbi.ndtopology.NDTop *
    *                      ologyRTHelper.getTopology               *
    *                      DetailForms(NDTopologyRTHelper.java:94) *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.console.wbi.ndtopology.NDTop *
    *                      ologyHelper.initCollectionFormList(NDTo *
    *                      pologyHelper.java:445)                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    No additional information is available.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.5.0.1 that ignores the
    missing databaseName resource property in the custom data
    source.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR51598:
    
    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 JR51598, 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

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR51598

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-10-23

  • Closed date

    2014-12-11

  • Last modified date

    2014-12-11

  • 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:
11 December 2014