OBIEE 11g: Error: "JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION" when Adding a User to an Application Role in Enterprise Manager after Upgrade to 11.1.1.7.0 (Doc ID 1555663.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.0 and later
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You have upgraded OBIEE from 11.1.1.6.5 (or other versions) to 11.1.1.7.0. When you try to add a new user to an Application Role in Enterprise Manager, you get the following error:

Java.lang.NullPointerException
javax.el.ELException: java.lang.NullPointerException at com.sun.el.parser.AstValue.invoke(Unknown Source) at com.sun.el.MethodExpressionImpl.invoke(Unknown Source) at org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.component.UIXComponentBase.broadcastToMethodExpression(UIXComponentBase.java:1459) at oracle.adf.view.rich.component.UIXDialog.broadcast(UIXDialog.java:97) at oracle.adf.view.rich.component.fragment.ContextSwitchingComponent$1.run(ContextSwitchingComponent.java:92) at oracle.adf.view.rich.component.fragment.ContextSwitchingComponent._processPhase(ContextSwitchingComponent.java:361) at oracle.adf.view.rich.component.fragment.ContextSwitchingComponent.broadcast(ContextSwitchingComponent.java:96) at oracle.adf.view.rich.component.fragment.UIXInclude.broadcast(UIXInclude.java:103) at oracle.adf.view.rich.component.fragment.ContextSwitchingComponent$1.run(ContextSwitchingComponent.java:92) at oracle.adf.view.rich.component.fragment.ContextSwitchingComponent._processPhase(ContextSwitchingComponent.java:361)

 If you search for users with a string in the principal section, the user is not displayed. When you search for a user with a search string in display name section, it returns the user without a principal name.

Changes

You have upgraded to 11.1.1.7.0

Cause

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