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NullPointerException when trying to connect to an external datasource in websphere (Doc ID 1111366.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Business Process Management Suite - Version 6.0.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The following exception will be shown in the engine logs when it is trying to make the connection to the external data source.

Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at albpm.jdbc.base.BaseDriver.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(


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