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JR53297: YOU RECEIVE A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHEN YOU IMPORT RELATIONSHIP INSTANCES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you import relationship instances data from *.ri or *.csv
    file into IBM Process Server, you might receive a
    NullPointerException, which looks similar to the following
    error:
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
        at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.util.BasicExtendedMetaData.getExtendedMeta
    Data(BasicExtendedMetaData.java:2494)
        at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.util.BasicExtendedMetaData.isQualified(Bas
    icExtendedMetaData.java:1052)
        at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.util.BasicExtendedMetaData.getNamespace(Ba
    sicExtendedMetaData.java:1077)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.bo.bomodel.util.BOTypeImpl.getURI(BOTypeImpl.java:141
    )
        at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.util.RelationshipUtil.getB
    OAttrType(RelationshipUtil.java:1219)
        at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.impl.Participant.createFro
    mRepresentation(Participant.java:1194)
        at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.management.RelationshipMan
    agerImpl.deleteRoleInstance(RelationshipManagerImpl.java:576)
        at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.management.RelationshipMan
    agerImpl.processDeletes(RelationshipManagerImpl.java:501)
        at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.management.RelationshipMan
    agerImpl.applyChanges(RelationshipManagerImpl.java:195)
        at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.management.RelationshipMan
    agerImpl.applyChanges(RelationshipManagerImpl.java:110)
        at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.management.DatabaseTarget.
    transform(DatabaseTarget.java:87)
        at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.model.RelationshipInstance
    Data.transformTo(RelationshipInstanceData.java:120)
        at
    com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.management.RelationshipMan
    agerMBeanImpl.importRelationshipInstanceData(RelationshipManager
    MBeanImpl.java:639)
    

Local fix

  • Test fix is verified
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When you import relationship            *
    *                      instances data from *.ri or *.csv       *
    *                      file into IBM Process Server, you       *
    *                      might receive a NullPointerException,   *
    *                      which looks similar to the following    *
    *                      error:                                  *
    *                      java.lang.NullPointerException          *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      org.eclipse.emf.ecore.util.BasicExtende *
    *                      dMetaData.getExtendedMetaData(BasicExte *
    *                      ndedMetaData.java:2494)                 *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      org.eclipse.emf.ecore.util.BasicExtende *
    *                      dMetaData.isQualified(BasicExtendedMeta *
    *                      Data.java:1052)                         *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      org.eclipse.emf.ecore.util.BasicExtende *
    *                      dMetaData.getNamespace(BasicExtendedMet *
    *                      aData.java:1077)                        *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.bo.bomodel.util.BOTypeImpl.g *
    *                      etURI(BOTypeImpl.java:141)              *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.u *
    *                      til.RelationshipUtil.getBOAttrType(Rela *
    *                      tionshipUtil.java:1219)                 *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.i *
    *                      mpl.Participant.createFromRepresentatio *
    *                      n(Participant.java:1194)                *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.m *
    *                      anagement.RelationshipManagerImpl.delet *
    *                      eRoleInstance(RelationshipManagerImpl.j *
    *                      ava:576)                                *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.m *
    *                      anagement.RelationshipManagerImpl.proce *
    *                      ssDeletes(RelationshipManagerImpl.java: *
    *                      501)                                    *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.m *
    *                      anagement.RelationshipManagerImpl.apply *
    *                      Changes(RelationshipManagerImpl.java:19 *
    *                      5)                                      *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.m *
    *                      anagement.RelationshipManagerImpl.apply *
    *                      Changes(RelationshipManagerImpl.java:11 *
    *                      0)                                      *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.m *
    *                      anagement.DatabaseTarget.transform(Data *
    *                      baseTarget.java:87)                     *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.m *
    *                      odel.RelationshipInstanceData.transform *
    *                      To(RelationshipInstanceData.java:120)   *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.wbiserver.relationshipservice.m *
    *                      anagement.RelationshipManagerMBeanImpl. *
    *                      importRelationshipInstanceData(Relation *
    *                      shipManagerMBeanImpl.java:639)          *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When you import relationship instances data, a cached business
    object type instance is reused, but the resources have already
    been cleared. As a result, a  NullPointerException occurs.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V7.5.1.2 that reloads the
    required resources and creates a new business object type
    instance to avoid the NullPointerException.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR53297:
    
    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 JR53297, 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

    JR53297

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    751

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-05-06

  • Closed date

    2015-07-19

  • Last modified date

    2015-07-19

  • 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

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 July 2015