OBIEE 11g: Error: "JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION" when Adding a User to an Application Role in Enterprise Manager after Upgrade to

(Doc ID 1555663.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2017

Applies to:

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


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

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( at at$ at at at at$ at

 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.


You have upgraded to


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