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PI25136: ATTEMPTING TO UPDATE AN APPLICATION FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLE RETURNS ERROR 500 AND NUMBERFORMATEXCEPTION

Fixes are available

7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.5.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 5
8.5.5.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 6
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
8.5.5.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 7
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.5.5.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 8
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
8.5.5.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • This is the failure scenario:
    1. Running the Administrative Console on the Deployment
        Manager
     2. Click Enterprise Applications
     3. Check the application and click update
     4. The Admin Console shows error 500.
     5. Click a different link
           (such as System Administration > nodes)
     6. Click Enterprise Applications, select app and click
        Update now works.
      --
    The systemout.log for the DMGR shows:
    
    RequestProces W
    org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor
     processException Unhandled
    Exception thrown: class java.lang.NumberFormatException
    
    servlet       E
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapper service
    SRVE0068E: Uncaught exception created in one of the service
    methods of the servlet action in application isclite.
    Exception created :
    javax.servlet.ServletException:
    java.lang.NumberFormatException: null
     at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.processException
        (Unknown Source)
     at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.
         processActionPerform(Unknown Source)
     at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.process
         (Unknown Source)
     at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.process
         (Unknown Source)
     at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.doPost
         (Unknown Source)
     at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service
        (HttpServlet.java:738)
    

Local fix

  • Click a different section on the console and then try the
    update again.
     -
    Keywords: console deploy upgde app number format exception
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server using the administrative console to  *
    *                  administer applications.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The administrative console throws a     *
    *                      null pointer exception when trying to   *
    *                      display the Application collection.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    A session attribute is not in the session when expected and
    the administrative console throws an exception and cannot
    display the application collection.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The administrative console will use a default of 20 when it
    cannot retrieve a session attribute containing the default
    number of applications to display when displaying the
    application collection panel.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.37, 8.0.0.10, and 8.5.5.5.  Please refer to
    the Recommended Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI25136

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-09-04

  • Closed date

    2014-11-14

  • Last modified date

    2014-11-14

  • 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

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PI25136

Modified date: 14 November 2014