OBIEE 12c Catalog Manager XML Search/Replace functionality failed With Java.lang.NullPointerException
Last updated on JUNE 16, 2017
Applies to:Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 220.127.116.11.0 to 18.104.22.168.0 [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
On Oracle Business Intelligence OBIEE12c (22.214.171.124.0,126.96.36.199.0) versions
when trying to change XML code of the report in the catalog manager by going to Tool> XML Search/Replace functionality catalog manager is throwing a "java.lang.NullPointerException" error.
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"
7.Results in error:
'XML Search/Replace' has encountered a problem.
An internal error occurred during: 'XMLSearch/Replace'.
Click OK and you see:
Upgraded to OBIEE 188.8.131.52.0
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