JDK 1.4, Oracle Thin Driver ojdbc4.jar and rowset.jar causing NullPointerException (Doc ID 1363524.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2016

Applies to:

JDBC - Version: 10.2.0.5 and later   [Release: 10.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

If you are using RowSet with JDK 1.4, rowset.jar and ojdbc4.jar you may experience a NullPointerException.

Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
  at java.io.Reader.<init>(Reader.java(Inlined Compiled Code))
  at java.io.InputStreamReader.<init>(InputStreamReader.java(Inlined Compiled Code))
  at java.util.Properties.load(Properties.java(Compiled Code))
  at java.util.PropertyResourceBundle.<init>(PropertyResourceBundle.java:108)
  at com.sun.rowset.JdbcRowSetResourceBundle.<init>(Unknown Source)
  at com.sun.rowset.JdbcRowSetResourceBundle.getJdbcRowSetResourceBundle(Unknown Source)
  at com.sun.rowset.providers.RIOptimisticProvider.<init>(Unknown Source)

Cause

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