PM82263: A NullPointerException occurs when registering context help for a non-plugin project

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Abstract:
    
    Attempts to programmatically register context help using the
    context help editor result in a NullPointerException.
    
    Problem:
    
    It is wrong to register context help for a non-plugin project,
    but the error message could be more descriptive than Null
    pointer Exception
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create new General Project.
    2. Create new Context Help in that project.
    3. Click 'Register this context help file' in the top right
    corner of Context Help Editor.
    4. Click Finish.
    =? Error dialog with NPE appears.
    
    For more technical details, see:
    
    bugzilla:https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=400129
    
    Local fix:
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
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    When attempting to register context help for a non-plugin
    project, the error message is 'NullPointerException'.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A better error message is displayed in this situation.
    
    The fix for this APAR is included in Rational Application
    Developer v9.0.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM82263

  • Reported component name

    RATL APP DEV WI

  • Reported component ID

    5724J1901

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-02-06

  • Closed date

    2013-06-25

  • Last modified date

    2013-06-25

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL APP DEV WI

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J1901

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSN

       UP



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More support for:

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software

Software version:

8.5

Reference #:

PM82263

Modified date:

2013-06-25

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