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Unable To Save Pages in a Site that does not have a webroot configured (Doc ID 2153314.1)

Last updated on JUNE 01, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Sites - Version to [Release FatWire]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, WebCenter Sites

When attempting to edit/save an existing page assets after upgrading to latest patch,
the following error occurs.

In the UI's edit form screen

Cannot save asset.
This attempt to save the Page has failed.
Error -502 encountered while saving.
Error saving an asset Asset.SaveAll : java.lang.NullPointerException

sites.log showed the following error.

[2016-05-27 12:17:47,032 IST] [ERROR] [.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] [cs.core.db.DBTransaction] TransactionUnit failed to execute
  at com.openmarket.xcelerate.asset.WebReferencesManager.encodeURL(
  at com.openmarket.xcelerate.asset.WebReferencesManager$1.execute(
  at com.fatwire.cs.core.db.NestedTransactionBlock.execute(
  at com.openmarket.xcelerate.asset.Asset.updateAssetUrls(
  at com.openmarket.assetframework.common.BulkTransactionalAssetManager.saveAllNoPubLock(
  at com.openmarket.assetframework.complexasset.ComplexAsset.SaveAllNoPubLock(
  at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
  at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
  at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
  at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
  at com.openmarket.xcelerate.asset.Asset.callSaveAllNoPubLock(


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