OBIEE 12c - Unable to edit Permissions In Catalog Manager - Error 'JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION' (Doc ID 2244871.1)

Last updated on JULY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.1.2.0 to 12.2.1.2.0 [Release 12c]
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.1.2.0 to 12.2.1.2.0 [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

-On Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c (12.2.1.1.0,12.2.1.2.0) versions, when trying to change XML code of the report in the catalog manager by going to Tool> XML Search/Replace functionality catalog manager, the below error is encountered:

"java.lang.NullPointerException".

-Steps to replicate:

1. Run the runcat.cmd command
2. Open the catalog in online/Offline Mode.
3. Locate report where you wanted to change the XML code.
Ex : /shared/Sample Lite/Sample Reports/XXXX
4. Menu Option:
Tools -> XML Search and Replace
Old text : movecolumns="true" sortcolumns="true"
5.Replace with : movecolumns="false" sortcolumns="false"
6.click OK
7.Notice the below error:

'XML Search/Replace' has encountered a problem.An internal error occurred during: 'XMLSearch/Replace'.

8. Click OK and then notice the below error message:

java.lang.NullPointerException.

Cause

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