NullPointer Exception in Eclipse Plugin when Syncing from Sites to Workspace (Doc ID 2023484.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Sites - Version 11.1.1.8.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Developer Tools Eclipse plugin "Sync to Workspace" (Export from WebCenter Sites) function fails with java.lang.NullPointerException

[INFO ][com.fatwire.csdt] *** Exporting batch XXXXXXXXXXXXX
[INFO ][com.fatwire.csdt] Exporting ASSETDATA Template:XXXXXXXXXXXXX (batch XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

[INFO ][com.fatwire.csdt] com.fatwire.cs.core.realtime.DataException: java.lang.NullPointerException
       at com.fatwire.realtime.packager.SerializerDependencyFilter._ensureDeps(SerializerDependencyFilter.java:404)
       at com.fatwire.realtime.packager.SerializerDependencyFilter._getDependencyStorable(SerializerDependencyFilter.java:75)
       at com.fatwire.realtime.packager.SerializerDependencyFilter.execute(SerializerDependencyFilter.java:69)
       at com.fatwire.realtime.packager.CSDTUtil._export(CSDTUtil.java:135)
       at com.fatwire.realtime.packager.CSDTUtil.Export(CSDTUtil.java:77)
.
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
       at com.fatwire.assetapi.data.TemplateWriteStrategy._populateElement(TemplateWriteStrategy.java:130)
       at com.fatwire.assetapi.data.TemplateWriteStrategy._populateSpecialAttributes(TemplateWriteStrategy.java:54)

Cause

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