OTS Search Index Broken after deleting metadata field (Doc ID 1619343.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 11.1.1.2.0 to 11.1.1.8.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

WCC 11.1.1.8

Removing metadata field breaks OTS index.

On rebuild get :

SccAdmin: Indexing aborted. Error occurred while indexing. Null pointer is dereferenced. [ Details ]
An error has occurred. The stack trace below shows more information.

!$SccAdmin: !csIndexerAbortedMsg!csIndexerBuildIndexError!syNullPointerException
intradoc.common.ServiceException: !csIndexerBuildIndexError
  at intradoc.indexer.Indexer.buildIndex(Indexer.java:331)
  at intradoc.server.IndexerMonitor.doIndexing(IndexerMonitor.java:1026)
  at intradoc.server.IndexerMonitor$4.run(IndexerMonitor.java:847)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
  at intradoc.indexer.OracleTextUtils.encodeValue(OracleTextUtils.java:236)
  at intradoc.indexer.OracleTextUtils.constructDrillDownTagEx(OracleTextUtils.java:305)
  at intradoc.indexer.OracleTextUtils.constructDrillDownTag(OracleTextUtils.java:359)
  at intradoc.indexer.OracleTextHandler.prepareIndexDoc(OracleTextHandler.java:163)
  at intradoc.indexer.IndexerExecution.prepareIndexDoc(IndexerExecution.java:229)
  at intradoc.indexer.DocIndexerAdaptor.prepareDoc(DocIndexerAdaptor.java:350)
  at intradoc.indexer.DocIndexerAdaptor.prepareIndexing(DocIndexerAdaptor.java:241)
  at intradoc.indexer.DocIndexerAdaptor.indexList(DocIndexerAdaptor.java:208)
  at intradoc.indexer.DocIndexerAdaptor.finishIndexing(DocIndexerAdaptor.java:131)
  at intradoc.indexer.DocIndexerAdaptor.indexDocument(DocIndexerAdaptor.java:156)
  at intradoc.indexer.IndexerBulkLoader.createBulkLoad(IndexerBulkLoader.java:366)
  at intradoc.indexer.IndexerBulkLoader.doWork(IndexerBulkLoader.java:170)
  at intradoc.indexer.Indexer.doIndexing(Indexer.java:419)
  at intradoc.indexer.Indexer.buildIndex(Indexer.java:327)
  at intradoc.server.IndexerMonitor.doIndexing(IndexerMonitor.java:1026)

Changes

 Metadata field was removed requiring OTS index rebuild.

Cause

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