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JR55897: A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION OCCURS WHEN YOU TRY TO PROCESS A PROCESS APPLICATION'S ADVANCED PROJECTS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When a basic Eclipse project is associated with a process
    application and the project has an empty list of properties that
     describe the project type and function, a null pointer
    exception (NPE) occurs when you try to process the process app
    advanced projects.
    
    Usually, it's fine to associate any project type with a process
    app or toolkit, but in this case it appears as other process app
    although project changes occurred.
    
    The root cause of this error might be that empty properties are
    not always allowed on IBM Process Center.
    
    This issue happens only when you use Oracle as the database
    because an empty property string converts to null.
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED
    IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced with Oracle DB
    

Local fix

  • If the project causing the problem is not needed, disassociate
    it from the process app.
    

Problem summary

  • No additional information is available.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available that checks for null properties. Because the
    properties being looked for are required for projects with
    advanced content, with the fix applied IBM BPM V8.5.6 logs that
    these properties are empty when tracing is enabled and continues
     to process the remaining contribution projects. A project that
    does not have these properties would become unuseful in an IBM
    BPM project, so not processing it would not have adverse side
    effects.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR55897:
    
    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 JR55897, 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

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR55897

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    856

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-05-13

  • Closed date

    2016-05-25

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-25

  • 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

  • R856 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 May 2016