NullPointerException When Deploying WAR File From Weblogic Console in IE8

(Doc ID 1314821.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version 10.3.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Using Weblogic console running in Internet Explorer 8, when trying to deploy a WAR file in a newly created domain using the Install Application Assistant, and when reaching step 3 in the wizard where the user should select the target server to deploy the application in, the page to select the deployment servers is not displayed and the following exception occurs:

java.lang.NullPointerException at com.bea.console.actions.app.install.Flow.selectApplicationTargets(Flow.java:776)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.FlowController.invokeActionMethod(FlowController.java:870)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.FlowController.getActionMethodForward(FlowController.java:809)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.FlowController.internalExecute(FlowController.java:478)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowController.internalExecute(PageFlowController.java:306)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.FlowController.execute(FlowController.java:336)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.internal.FlowControllerAction.execute(FlowControllerAction.java:52)
at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.processActionPerform(RequestProcessor.java:431)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowRequestProcessor.access$201(PageFlowRequestProcessor.java:97)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowRequestProcessor$ActionRunner.execute(PageFlowRequestProcessor.java:2044)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.internal.ActionInterceptors$WrapActionInterceptorChain.continueChain(ActionInterceptors.java:64)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.ActionInterceptor.wrapAction(ActionInterceptor.java:184)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.internal.ActionInterceptors$WrapActionInterceptorChain.invoke(ActionInterceptors.java:50)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.internal.ActionInterceptors$WrapActionInterceptorChain.continueChain(ActionInterceptors.java:58)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.internal.ActionInterceptors.wrapAction(ActionInterceptors.java:87)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowRequestProcessor.processActionPerform(PageFlowRequestProcessor.java:2116)
at com.bea.console.internal.ConsolePageFlowRequestProcessor.processActionPerform(ConsolePageFlowRequestProcessor.java:261)
at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.process(RequestProcessor.java:236)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowRequestProcessor.processInternal(PageFlowRequestProcessor.java:556)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowRequestProcessor.process(PageFlowRequestProcessor.java:853)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.AutoRegisterActionServlet.process(AutoRegisterActionServlet.java:631)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowActionServlet.process(PageFlowActionServlet.java:158)
at com.bea.console.internal.ConsoleActionServlet.process(ConsoleActionServlet.java:262)
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.doGet(ActionServlet.java:414)
at com.bea.console.internal.ConsoleActionServlet.doGet(ConsoleActionServlet.java:134)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowUtils.strutsLookup(PageFlowUtils.java:1199)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowUtils.strutsLookup(PageFlowUtils.java:1230)
at com.bea.portlet.adapter.scopedcontent.ScopedContentCommonSupport.executeAction(ScopedContentCommonSupport.java:686)
at com.bea.portlet.adapter.scopedcontent.ScopedContentCommonSupport.processActionInternal(ScopedContentCommonSupport.java:142)
at com.bea.portlet.adapter.scopedcontent.PageFlowStubImpl.processAction(PageFlowStubImpl.java:106)
at com.bea.portlet.adapter.NetuiActionHandler.raiseScopedAction(NetuiActionHandler.java:111)
at com.bea.netuix.servlets.controls.content.NetuiContent.raiseScopedAction(NetuiContent.java:181)
at com.bea.netuix.servlets.controls.content.NetuiContent.raiseScopedAction(NetuiContent.java:167)
at com.bea.netuix.servlets.controls.content.NetuiContent.handlePostbackData(NetuiContent.java:225)
at com.bea.netuix.nf.ControlLifecycle$2.visit(ControlLifecycle.java:180)



When trying to stop any previously deployed application, the following error occurs:

Stack Trace: java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.bea.console.actions.app.controlforcestop.ControlForceStop.finish(ControlForceStop.java:170)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.FlowController.invokeActionMethod(FlowController.java:870)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.FlowController.getActionMethodForward(FlowController.java:809)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.FlowController.internalExecute(FlowController.java:478)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowController.internalExecute(PageFlowController.java:306)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.FlowController.execute(FlowController.java:336)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.internal.FlowControllerAction.execute(FlowControllerAction.java:52)
at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.processActionPerform(RequestProcessor.java:431)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowRequestProcessor.access$201(PageFlowRequestProcessor.java:97)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowRequestProcessor$ActionRunner.execute(PageFlowRequestProcessor.java:2044)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.internal.ActionInterceptors$WrapActionInterceptorChain.continueChain(ActionInterceptors.java:64)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.ActionInterceptor.wrapAction(ActionInterceptor.java:184)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.internal.ActionInterceptors$WrapActionInterceptorChain.invoke(ActionInterceptors.java:50)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.internal.ActionInterceptors$WrapActionInterceptorChain.continueChain(ActionInterceptors.java:58)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.interceptor.action.internal.ActionInterceptors.wrapAction(ActionInterceptors.java:87)
at org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.PageFlowRequestProcessor.processActionPerform


The deployment works fine using:
   - Different browser (FireFox browser and Google Chrome)
   - WLST scripting tools
   - Class weblogic.Deployer

Cause

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