PJ41004: A Null Pointer Exception occurs when a Content Engine client operation using Java API could not find the Object Store ID

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When Single Sign On (SSO) is configured, the following
    NullPointerException is thrown while searching from
    Workplace or Record manager:
    
     java.lang.NullPointerException    at
    com.filenet.wcm.api.impl.bd.BdConverter.buzz2daphne(BdConverter.
    java:247)     at
    com.filenet.wcm.api.impl.bd.BdConverter.buzz2daphne(BdConverter.
    java:200)    at
    com.filenet.wcm.api.impl.bd.ZMI_StoredSearch_ExecuteXML.execute(
    ZMI_StoredSearch_ExecuteXML.java:67)    at
    com.filenet.wcm.api.impl.bd.MethodImplementation.createAndCall(M
    ethodImplementation.java:154)    at
    com.filenet.wcm.api.impl.bd.RcBd.performMethodAndGetResponse(RcB
    d.java:222)
    at com.filenet.wcm.api.impl.bd.RcBd.doRpc(RcBd.java:147)
        at com.filenet.wcm.api.impl.bd.RcBd.doRpc(RcBd.java:40)
        at
    com.filenet.wcm.api.impl.RemoteCommand.execute(RemoteCommand.jav
    a:415)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of the Java Compatibility Layer API (javaapi.jar)      *
    * 4.5.1.7-P8CE-FP007 and earlier versions.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Process tracker reports a null exception "Exception: Failed  *
    * to initialize dialog. Exception null." when attempting to    *
    * modify document properties through the Java Compatibility    *
    * API.                                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade and use the P8 Java Compatibility Layer API          *
    * (javaapi.jar) in version 4.5.1.8-P8CE-FP008.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem in the converter code was resolved, in certain
    (rare) scenarios it was possible for the conversion code from
    Java API to Java Compatibility API to create a ClassDesctription
    object that would not contain an objectstore id.  This would
    result in a Null Pointer Exception and cause calling methods to
    fail.  A fix for this problem was applied in 4.5.1.8-P8CE-FP008.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PJ41004

  • Reported component name

    CONTENT ENGINE

  • Reported component ID

    5724R8101

  • Reported release

    450

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-02-18

  • Closed date

    2014-04-21

  • Last modified date

    2014-04-21

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    PJ41005

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CONTENT ENGINE

  • Fixed component ID

    5724R8101

Applicable component levels

  • R451 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

FileNet P8 Platform
Content Engine

Software version:

450

Reference #:

PJ41004

Modified date:

2014-04-21

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