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JR52657: YOU RECEIVE A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHEN A PROCESS HAS AN XMLDATAHANDLER

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you run a process that has an XMLDataHandler, you might
    receive the following NullPointerException in the log file:
    
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.datahandler.xml.XMLDataHandler.getXMLDocument(
    XMLDataHandler.java:246)
     at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.datahandler.xml.XMLDataHandler.writeDataObject
    (XMLDataHandler.java:211)
     at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.datahandler.xml.XMLDataHandler.transformInto(X
    MLDataHandler.java:160)
    This APAR is enhancement of JR47942.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When you run a process that has an      *
    *                      XMLDataHandler, you might receive the   *
    *                      following NullPointerException in the   *
    *                      log file:                               *
    *                      Caused by:                              *
    *                      java.lang.NullPointerException          *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.datahandler.xml.XMLDa *
    *                      taHandler.getXMLDocument(XMLDataHandler *
    *                      .java:246)                              *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.datahandler.xml.XMLDa *
    *                      taHandler.writeDataObject(XMLDataHandle *
    *                      r.java:211)                             *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.datahandler.xml.XMLDa *
    *                      taHandler.transformInto(XMLDataHandler. *
    *                      java:160)                               *
    *                      This APAR is enhancement of JR47942.    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    In the XMLDataHandler code, an element name space URL is
    compared with a string value. If the URL is null, you receive
    the NullPointerException.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V7.5.1.2 that compares the
    element name space URL and string value only when the URL is
    not null.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR52657:
    
    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 JR52657, 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

    JR52657

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    751

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-02-25

  • Closed date

    2015-04-22

  • Last modified date

    2015-04-22

  • 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 ADVANCED

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9400

Applicable component levels

  • R750 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
22 April 2015