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Unable to View Instance Flow Trace Due to "Exception occured while parsing Flowtrace XML." (Doc ID 1643406.1)

Last updated on JUNE 18, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Suite - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Unable to view instance Flow Trace due to "Exception occured while parsing Flowtrace XML."  When clicking on the Flow Trace link, the following error occurs:

    >> Exception occured while parsing Flowtrace XML.

    <audit_trail ecid="42a9326fad3c47f9:5629455c:144f3bb0b68:-7ffd-000000000010f47e">
    <entry instanceId="service:6010005" parentInstanceId="reference:7920013" createdBy="FileShare_FCWeb01_Sales-S&M-Ext-List-RepList2_Read" date="2014-04-01T10:59:41" timestamp="1396375181561" state="2" actionType="operation" actionName="process" subType="" type="service">
    >> java.lang.NullPointerException
    >>>     at
    >>>     at
    >>>     at

The instances that exhibit this behavior have special XML characters in the "createdBy" field.  for example:

    createdBy="FileShare_FCWeb01_Sales-S&M-Ext-List-RepList2_Read" (Contains an ampersand in the user's name)

    createdBy="<WLS Kernel>" (User name is enclosed with a greater than and less than symbol)

In addition, errors indicating an XML entity or special character errors, similar to the following, may be logged:

 "org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: The reference to entity "M-Ext-List-RepList2_Read" must end with the ';' delimiter."  


 "org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: The value of attribute "createdBy" associated with an element type "null" must not contain the '<' character."



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