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JR53426: YOU RECEIVE A NULLPOINTEREXCEPITON WHEN YOU USE WEB SERVICE INTEGRATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you use web service integration with a WSDL file that
    defined a list with an anonymous type, you might see the
    following NullPointerException during the response:
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.connector.util.JAXWSHelper.getXMLTypeDesc(J
    AXWSHelper.java:155)
     at
    com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.serialize.DocLiteralMessage.demarshalRespon
    se(DocLiteralMessage.java:95)
     at
    com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.connector.SOAPConnector.processDocLiteralOp
    eration(SOAPConnector.java:540)
     at
    com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.connector.SOAPConnector.createServiceClient
    (SOAPConnector.java:424)
     at
    com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.connector.SOAPConnector.execute(SOAPConnect
    or.java:154)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)          *
    *                  Advanced                                    *
    *                  IBM BPM Standard                            *
    *                  IBM BPM Express                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When you use web service integration    *
    *                      with a WSDL file that defined a list    *
    *                      with an anonymous type, you might see   *
    *                      the following NullPointerException      *
    *                      during the response:                    *
    *                      Caused by:                              *
    *                      java.lang.NullPointerException          *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.connector.util.JAX *
    *                      WSHelper.getXMLTypeDesc(JAXWSHelper.jav *
    *                      a:155)                                  *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.serialize.DocLiter *
    *                      alMessage.demarshalResponse(DocLiteralM *
    *                      essage.java:95)                         *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.connector.SOAPConn *
    *                      ector.processDocLiteralOperation(SOAPCo *
    *                      nnector.java:540)                       *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.connector.SOAPConn *
    *                      ector.createServiceClient(SOAPConnector *
    *                      .java:424)                              *
    *                      at                                      *
    *                      com.ibm.bpm.ws.jaxws.connector.SOAPConn *
    *                      ector.execute(SOAPConnector.java:154)   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The anonymous type is missed, which causes the NPE to occur.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.5.5.0 that ensures the
    anonymous type can be found while the SOAP response is being
    parsed.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR53426:
    
    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 JR53426, 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

    JR53426

  • Reported component name

    BPM EXPRESS

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9600

  • Reported release

    855

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-05-22

  • Closed date

    2015-07-16

  • Last modified date

    2015-07-16

  • 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 EXPRESS

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9600

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 July 2015