NullPointerException when webservice with @Types annotation is called with xsi:nil argument (Doc ID 1274155.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version: 10.3 to 10.3.5
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When calling a Webservice, you may notice the below NullPointerException thrown, resulting in SOAP fault in response:

<env:Envelope xmlns:env="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">
<env:Header/>
<env:Body>
<env:Fault>
<faultcode>env:Server</faultcode>
<faultstring/>
<detail>
<bea_fault:stacktrace xmlns:bea_fault="http://www.bea.com/servers/wls70/webservice/fault/1.0.0">java.lang.NullPointerException
at weblogic.wsee.bind.runtime.internal.ServerTypesHandler.isDeclaredClass(ServerTypesHandler.java:137)
at weblogic.wsee.bind.runtime.internal.ServerTypesHandler.handleRequest(ServerTypesHandler.java:66)
at weblogic.wsee.handler.HandlerIterator.handleRequest(HandlerIterator.java:141)
at weblogic.wsee.ws.dispatch.server.ServerDispatcher.dispatch(ServerDispatcher.java:114)
at weblogic.wsee.ws.WsSkel.invoke(WsSkel.java:80)
at weblogic.wsee.server.servlet.SoapProcessor.handlePost(SoapProcessor.java:66)
at weblogic.wsee.server.servlet.SoapProcessor.process(SoapProcessor.java:44)
at weblogic.wsee.server.servlet.BaseWSServlet$AuthorizedInvoke.run(BaseWSServlet.java:285)
at weblogic.wsee.server.servlet.BaseWSServlet.service(BaseWSServlet.java:169)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:820)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:292)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:175)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.run(WebAppServletContext.java:3501)
at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321)
at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(Unknown Source)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.securedExecute(WebAppServletContext.java:2186)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.execute(WebAppServletContext.java:2092)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.run(Unknown Source)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:201)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:173)</bea_fault:stacktrace>
</detail>
</env:Fault>
</env:Body>
</env:Envelope>

Cause

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