OBIEE 11g: Configuration Assistant Fails to Run with Error: "Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException: Invalid value specified: null" (Doc ID 1664854.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.6.6 and later
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.6.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to run the configuration assistant after doing a software only upgrade of OBIEE 11g, with the admin server and node manager server not running, the upgrade will fail.  If you go back and restart the administration server and node manager server and restart the upgrade, the following error may occur in the configuration assistant. The configuration assistant will not run. It will get to the step where you tell it to upgrade domain and put in the administration server and weblogic account information and then hang when hitting next. A similar error to this will appear in the log file:

Looking for WLHOME from MWHOME: /opt/fmw
Found WLHOME: /opt/fmw/wlserver_10.3
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MW_HOME=null
ORACLE_HOME=
COMMON_ORACLE_HOME=null
WEBLOGIC_HOME=/opt/fmw/wlserver_10.3
DOMAIN_HOME_PATH=/opt/fmw/user_projects/domains/bifoundation_domain
DOMAIN_NAME=bifoundation_domain
LOCAL_INSTANCE_HOME=null
LOCAL_INSTANCE_NAME=null
Looking for nodemanager.domains file here: /opt/fmw/wlserver_10.3/common/nodemanager/nodemanager.domains
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException: Invalid value specified: null
  at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.input.config.pagedata.PageDataVariable.setValue(PageDataVariable.java:132)

Changes

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Cause

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