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JR55544: YOU RECEIVE A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHEN INVOKING THE BUSINESS FLOW MANAGER API IN A LAZY PARSING SCENARIO

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You receive the following NullPointerException when the Business
    Flow Manager API is invoked and the SCA message that is passed
    uses lazy parsing and was deserialized earlier in the overall
    application flow.com.ibm.ws.sca.internal.java.handler.
    .
    [12/3/15 10:48:20:708 BRST] 000018b7 LocalExceptio E
    CNTR0020E: EJB threw an unexpected (non-declared) exception
    during invocation of method
     "transactionRequiredActivitySessionNotSupported" on bean
    "BeanId(BPEContainer_node01_server1#b.jar#Module, null)".
    Exception
    data: java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.bpe.util.SCAHelper.extractKeyElementValue(SCAHelper.java
    :101)
     at
    com.ibm.bpe.framework.BFMIFLazyAware.invoke(BFMIFLazyAware.java:
    181)
     at
    com.ibm.bpe.framework.BFMIFWrapper.invoke(BFMIFWrapper.java:62)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.sca.internal.java.handler.JavaImplementationHandler.i
    nvokeSyncDIILazyAware(JavaImplementationHandler.java:417)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.sca.internal.java.handler.JavaImplementationHandler.p
    rocessMessage(JavaImplementationHandler.java:191)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.sca.internal.message.impl.MessageDispatcherImpl.proce
    ssMessageWithPCI(MessageDispatcherImpl.java:774)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.sca.internal.message.impl.MessageDispatcherImpl.proce
    ssMessage(MessageDispatcherImpl.java:1626)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.sca.internal.message.impl.ManagedMessageImpl.process(
    ManagedMessageImpl.java:999)
    ...
    
    JavaImplementationHandler#006 Exception:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at com.ibm.bpe.util.SCAHelper.extractKeyElementValue(SCAHelper.
      java:101)
     at com.ibm.bpe.framework.BFMIFLazyAware.invoke(BFMIFLazyAware.
      java:181)
     at com.ibm.bpe.framework.BFMIFWrapper.invoke(BFMIFWrapper.
      java:62)
     at com.ibm.ws.sca.internal.java.handler.
      JavaImplementationHandler.invokeSyncDIILazyAware
      (JavaImplementationHandler.java:41)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The Business Flow Manager API of the Business Process Manager
    Advanced product can cause a NullPointerException, depending on
    the model of the application that invokes the Business Flow
    Manager API and on the parsing style used (lazy parsing versus
    eager parsing).
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix preventing the NullPointerException will be included in a
    later IBM BPM V8.5.7 cumulative fix.
    
    To determine whether the cumulative fix is available and
    download it if it is, complete the following steps on Fix
    Central:
    
    1. On the Select product tab, select WebSphere as the product
      group, IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from the
      WebSphere options, All as the installed version, and All as
      the platform, and then click Continue.
    
    2. In the Text field, enter "cumulative fix?, and click
      Continue.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR55544

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    855

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-03-16

  • Closed date

    2016-06-02

  • Last modified date

    2016-06-15

  • 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

  • R857 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2016