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PM78926: AN OBJECT OF TYPE COM.IBM.TEST CANNOT BE CONVERTED INTO THE DESTINATION TYPE OF BYTE

Fixes are available

8.5.0.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 2
8.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 6
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 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

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The following Web service error may be generated...
    
    [11/29/12 15:03:57:343 IST] 00000026 ExceptionFact 1
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.ExceptionFactory
    createWebServiceException Create Exception:
      javax.xml.ws.WebServiceException: An internal error occurred
    during JAX-WS marshalling. An object of type
    com.successfactors.sfapi.sfobject.GetJobResult cannot be
    converted into the destination type of byte[]
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.ExceptionFactory.createWebServiceExceptio
    n(ExceptionFactory.java:173)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.ExceptionFactory.makeWebServiceException(
    ExceptionFactory.java:70)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.ExceptionFactory.makeWebServiceException(
    ExceptionFactory.java:118)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.marshaller.impl.alt.Attachment.createByte
    s(Attachment.java:185)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.marshaller.impl.alt.Attachment.createData
    Handler(Attachment.java:157)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.marshaller.impl.alt.Attachment.getDataHan
    dler(Attachment.java:105)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.marshaller.impl.alt.MethodMarshallerUtils
    .toMessage(MethodMarshallerUtils.java:597)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.marshaller.impl.alt.DocLitBareMinimalMeth
    odMarshaller.marshalRequest(DocLitBareMinimalMethodMarshaller.ja
    va:383)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.client.proxy.JAXWSProxyHandler.createRequ
    est(JAXWSProxyHandler.java:431)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0,      *
    *                  V8.0 and V8.5 users of JAX-WS web services  *
    *                  applications.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: An object of user defined class cannot  *
    *                      be                                      *
    *                      converted into the destination type of  *
    *                      byte                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When a JAX-WS application is running, if the input or output
    of web service port has MIME type parameter, you will get an
    exception similar to the following:
    "javax.xml.ws.WebServiceException: An internal error occurred
    during JAX-WS marshalling. An object of type
    com.ibm.sampleClass cannot be converted into the destination
    type of byte[]".
    This error is caused by a software issue. If the input is a
    non-MIME type parameter, but the output is a MIME type
    parameter, the web services engine will still try to convert
    the input into an array of byte, and get the exception. The
    correct behavior is that the web services engine should know
    the input is not MIME type and will not try to convert it into
    array of byte.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The JAX-WS engine is changed to detect this scenario and
    handle it correctly.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.29, 8.0.0.6, and 8.5.0.2.  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

    PM78926

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-12-11

  • Closed date

    2012-12-26

  • Last modified date

    2012-12-26

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

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 #: PM78926

Modified date: 26 December 2012