NullPointerException when Externalizing POF Object with Uniform Collections (Doc ID 1135956.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Coherence - Version: 3.5.3 and later   [Release: AS10g and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to POF-serialize a collection which has null elements via PofBufferWriter and its methods:
  • writeCollection()
  • writeMap()
  • writeObjectArray()
  • writeLongArray()
fails with NullPointerExceptions.

However, null values are actually allowed in such collections, so they should also be handled in a way that the collection does not break.

Cause

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