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PI93552: JAVA.LANG.RUNTIMEEXCEPTION: AN INVALID XML CHARACTER (UNICODE: 0X0) WAS FOUND IN THE ELEMENT CONTENT:GROUP

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The XML parsing error appears to be caused by entering the null
    character into a property on the DataObject after returning
    from LDAP.
    
    for example,
    
    [12/27/17 18:29:14:107 CET] 00000238 webapp        E
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebApp logServletError SRVE0293E:
    [Servlet Error]-[action]:
    com.ibm.openactivities.exception.OpenActivitiesException:
    com.ibm.connections.directory.services.exception.DSException:
    com.ibm.connections.directory.services.exception.DSException:
    com.ibm.connections.directory.services.exception.DSException:
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.exception.WIMException
    [...]
    Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: An invalid XML character
    (Unicode: 0x0) was found in the element content:Group for mail
    location group1\u0000 group
    at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.xmi.impl.XMLSaveImpl$Escape.convert(XMLSav
    eImpl.ja
    va:3020)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A java.lang.RuntimeException is thrown  *
    *                      when an LDAP attribute contains the     *
    *                      null character.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Remove the null character.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    A java.lang.RuntimeException is thrown
    when an LDAP attribute contains the null
    character.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI93552

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-02-08

  • Closed date

    2018-07-12

  • Last modified date

    2018-07-12

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 October 2021