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JR54047: COPYING ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE EXTERNAL IMPLEMENTATIONS INTO A NEW BPD SUBPROCESS CAUSES A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you copy activities that have external implementations into
    a new subprocesses in a business process definition (BPD), you
    receive the following exception in the SystemOut.log file:
    
    CWLLG2229E: An exception occurred in an EJB call.  Error:
    com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.BusinessDelegateException:
    Starting snapshot does not exist
    
    com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.BusinessDelegateException:
    com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.BusinessDelegateException:
    Starting snapshot does not exist
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.BusinessDelegateException.a
    sBusines
    sDelegateException(BusinessDelegateException.java:46)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.PersistenceServicesDelegate
    Default.
    save(PersistenceServicesDelegateDefault.java:631)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.clientservices.LibrarySupport$14
    .call(Li
    brarySupport.java:505)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.clientservices.LibrarySupport$14
    .call(Li
    brarySupport.java:461)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.versioning.BranchMan
    ager$2.w
    ithWriteAccess(BranchManager.java:331)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.versioning.BranchCon
    textImpl
    .writeAccessWithDBLock(BranchContextImpl.java:583)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.versioning.BranchCon
    textImpl
    .writeAccessInTransaction(BranchContextImpl.java:503)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.versioning.BranchCon
    textImpl
    .access$800(BranchContextImpl.java:68)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.versioning.BranchCon
    textImpl
    $2.call(BranchContextImpl.java:443)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.utility.spring.ProgrammaticTransactionSuppo
    rt$1.doI
    nTransaction(ProgrammaticTransactionSupport.java:451)
        at
    org.springframework.transaction.jta.WebSphereUowTransactionManag
    er$UOWAc
    tionAdapter.run(WebSphereUowTransactionManager.java:306)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.uow.embeddable.EmbeddableUOWManagerImpl.runUnderNewUO
    W(Embedd
    ableUOWManagerImpl.java:791)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.uow.embeddable.EmbeddableUOWManagerImpl.runUnderUOW(E
    mbeddabl
    eUOWManagerImpl.java:370)
        at
    org.springframework.transaction.jta.WebSphereUowTransactionManag
    er.execu
    te(WebSphereUowTransactionManager.java:252)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.utility.spring.ProgrammaticTransactionSuppo
    rt.execu
    teInNewTransaction(ProgrammaticTransactionSupport.java:445)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.utility.spring.ProgrammaticTransactionSuppo
    rt.execu
    te(ProgrammaticTransactionSupport.java:306)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.utility.spring.ProgrammaticTransactionSuppo
    rt.execu
    teWithLongTimeout(ProgrammaticTransactionSupport.java:251)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.versioning.BranchCon
    textImpl
    .writeAccessUnderVMLock(BranchContextImpl.java:436)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.versioning.BranchCon
    textImpl
    .writeAccess(BranchContextImpl.java:205)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.versioning.BranchMan
    ager.wri
    teAccess(BranchManager.java:361)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.versioning.BranchMan
    ager.wri
    teAccess(BranchManager.java:271)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.clientservices.LibrarySupport.sa
    veLibrar
    yObjects(LibrarySupport.java:461)
        at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.clientservices.ClientServicesCor
    e.saveLi
    braryObjects(ClientServicesCore.java:1615)
    
    ---------
    
    In the IBM Process Designer log files, you see
    ----
    'com.lombardisoftware.bpd.model.impl.BPDFlowObjectImpl(bpmnId=BP
    DObjectIdImpl(bpdid:f8826dd8bc10c982:-34fead5b:14e6d7302b1:-7f46
    ), name = CgsBpmNonProprietaryFundsNeededEvent)'.
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.lombardisoftware.client.ae.forms.bpd.propertysheet.controlle
    rs.EventController.setModel(EventController.java:175)
     at
    com.lombardisoftware.client.ae.forms.bpd.propertysheet.BPDProper
    tySheet.selectionChanged(BPDPropertySheet.java:141)
     at
    org.eclipse.ui.views.properties.PropertySheet.selectionChanged(P
    ropertySheet.java:365)
     at
    org.eclipse.ui.internal.AbstractSelectionService.fireSelection(A
    bstractSelectionService.java:156)
     at
    org.eclipse.ui.internal.AbstractSelectionService$1.selectionChan
    ged(AbstractSelectionService.java:62)
     at
    org.eclipse.ui.part.MultiPageSelectionProvider$1.run(MultiPageSe
    lectionProvider.java:110)
     at
    org.eclipse.core.runtime.SafeRunner.run(SafeRunner.java:42)
    ----
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED:
    IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • During the copying process, the BPDExternalTaskActivityImpl was
    not set up correctly. The TeamFilter and LaneFilter refer to an
    invalid BPDActivityImpl, which has no flowObject parent. As a
    result, there is no diagram object and you receive the
    exception.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.5.5.0 that ensures copying an
    activity that has an external implementation is done correctly
    in Process Designer.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR54047:
    
        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 JR54047, and click Continue.
    
    A fix is also available for IBM BPM V8.5.6.0 cumulative fix 2
    (8.5.6.2). The fix for this APAR on 8.5.6.2 has been superseded
    and included in this cumulative fix. To obtain refer to "Version
    8.5.6.0 Cumulative Fix 2 for the IBM Business Process Manager
    products" > "Downloading the cumulative fix"
    (http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041303)
    
    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

    JR54047

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    855

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-08-10

  • Closed date

    2015-12-28

  • Last modified date

    2015-12-29

  • 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

  • R855 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 December 2015