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Unable to Start the Configtool On the Essbase Server, Errors with: “Warning: MainHitWizard finished with exception: java.lang.NullPointerException" (Doc ID 1205214.1)

Last updated on APRIL 16, 2018

Applies to:

Hyperion Essbase - Version to [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The configtool on the Essbase Server is not starting.  It was previously run on these machines without a problem and most of the EPM components were configured. Now when trying to run the configtool on the Essbase Server to reconfigure any product, it is failing with the following error message on all machines:

Running preconfig checks...
Running EPM_ORACLE_HOME check...
EPM_ORACLE_HOME environment variable value: d:\Oracle\EPMSystem11R1
JAVA_HOME environment variable value: d:\Oracle\EPMSystem11R1\..\jdk160_11
EPM_ORACLE_HOME check succeeded
Running .oracle.products check... .oracle.products check succeeded
Running Jars manifest check...
Total classpath elements to check: 67
Jars manifest check succeeded
Running Environment variables check... Environment variables check succeeded
Running Windows system32 directory check... Windows system32 directory check succeeded
Preconfig checks passed! Going further
log4j:WARN No appenders could be found for logger (org.apache.commons.beanutils.
log4j:WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly.
Warning: MainHitWizard finished with exception: java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.hyperion.cis.config.Configurator.loadClasses(
at com.hyperion.cis.config.Configurator.initialize(
at Main.invokeMethodOrExit(
at Main.main(


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