OBIEE 11g: Error: "Java.lang.NullPointerException" when Copying Web Catalog Objects from one OBIEE Instance to Another (Doc ID 1610449.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 30, 2013

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.1 to 11.1.1.7.1 [Release 11g]
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.1 to 11.1.1.7.1 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You copy web catalog objects from one instance of OBIEE to another by having both open in on-line mode.  Since upgrading to OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1, it does not work and you get the following error:

java.lang.NullPointerException

The sawlog.log file includes the following errors:

[2013-xx-xxT16:08:23.000-07:00] [OBIPS] [TRACE:1] [] [saw.securitysubsystem.checkauthentication] [ecid: 8ef0074b455ca966:-2235f8e9:14194aa4093:-8000-000000000000481e,0:1] [tid: 1096485184] Authentication variables pending updates in session (after apply): AuthSchema=UidPwd|PWD=******|UID=adm-mtruijen[[
File:checkauthentication.cpp
Line:606
Location:
saw.securitysubsystem.checkauthentication
saw.soap.makesession
saw.SOAP
saw.httpserver.request.soaprequest.showrequest
saw.httpserver.request.soaprequest
saw.rpc.server.responder
saw.rpc.server
saw.rpc.server.handleConnection
saw.rpc.server.dispatch
saw.threadpool.socketrpcserver
saw.threads
ecid: 8ef0074b455ca966:-2235f8e9:14194aa4093:-8000-000000000000481e,0:1
ThreadID: 1096485184
]]
[2013-10-07T16:08:23.000-07:00] [OBIPS] [TRACE:1] [] [saw.securitysubsystem.checkauthentication] [ecid: 8ef0074b455ca966:-2235f8e9:14194aa4093:-8000-000000000000481e,0:1] [tid: 1096485184] Authentication context currently in session: AuthSchema=UidPwd-soap|PWD=******|UID=adm-mtruijen[[
File:checkauthentication.cpp
Line:630
Location:
saw.securitysubsystem.checkauthentication
saw.soap.makesession
saw.SOAP
saw.httpserver.request.soaprequest.showrequest
saw.httpserver.request.soaprequest
saw.rpc.server.responder
saw.rpc.server
saw.rpc.server.handleConnection
saw.rpc.server.dispatch
saw.threadpool.socketrpcserver
saw.threads
ecid: 8ef0074b455ca966:-2235f8e9:14194aa4093:-8000-000000000000481e,0:1
ThreadID: 1096485184

 

Changes

You have upgraded to OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1.

Cause

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