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JR57435: YOU RECEIVE A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHEN YOU TRY TO EXPORT AN IBMBPM V8.5.7 PROCESS APPLICATIOM IN A BPMN 2.0 (ZIP) FORMAT

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you try to export a V8.5.7 process application in a BPMN
    2.0 (zip) format and that process app has snapshots, the export
    fails and you see a NullPointerException in the SystemOut.log
    file.
    
    The stack trace is
    
    [2/2/17 9:41:43:037 CET] 00001b58 ImportExportS E   CWLLG2015E:
    An
    unexpected runtime exception occurred. See exception for more
    details.
    Error: java.lang.NullPointerException.
    
    com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.BusinessDelegateException:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
            at
    com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.BusinessDelegateException.a
    sBusines
    sDelegateException(BusinessDelegateException.java:46)
            at
    com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.IBMInterchangeImpExpService
    Delegate
    Default.exportBPMN(IBMInterchangeImpExpServiceDelegateDefault.ja
    va:178)
            at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.repositoryservices.BPMNImportSup
    port.exp
    ortBPMN(BPMNImportSupport.java:46)
            at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.repositoryservices.RepositorySer
    vicesCor
    e.exportBPMN(RepositoryServicesCore.java:858)
    ...
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
            at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.xmi.impl.XMLSaveImpl.saveElementFeatureMap
    (XMLSave
    Impl.java:2451)
            at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.xmi.impl.XMLSaveImpl.saveFeatures(XMLSaveI
    mpl.java
    :1498)
            at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.xmi.impl.XMLSaveImpl.saveElementID(XMLSave
    Impl.jav
    a:2685)
     ...
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED:
    IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    

Local fix

  • Assuming the note is supposed to be empty, add text, save the
    process app, delete the text, save the process app again, and
    then try the export again.
    

Problem summary

  • If an empty note (a note that has no text) is included in a BPD,
    the BPMN 2.0 export fails.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix will be included in IBM BPM V8.5.7 cumulative fix 2017.03
    that allows BPDs that have empty notes to be exported.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR57435

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    857

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-02-23

  • Closed date

    2017-02-24

  • Last modified date

    2017-03-06

  • 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:
06 March 2017