NullPointerException Starting The Control Center Service For OWB

(Doc ID 2388660.1)

Last updated on APRIL 19, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Warehouse Builder - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, 9120-Install

java.lang.NullPointerException is raised in OWB Control Center Service Log when starting the OWB service manually with start_service.sql or with the script:

Recently upgraded the RDBMS and OWB from version to

2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Control Center Service Version starting
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Startup due to manual request
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Control Center Repository Name OWBSYS on Service adcpreowb1 at Host
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] get garbage_collect.interval
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] java.lang.NullPointerException
  at oracle.wh.runtime.platform.service.Service.main(
  at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
  at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
  at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
  at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
  at Launcher.main(
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Explicit garbage collection - every 1 execution(s)
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Initializing Platform
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] clientInfo: /u01/app/oracle/product/
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] dbcontext: sqlj.runtime.ref.DefaultContext@7f724a9d
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Recovery starting
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Recovering execution with audit ID 1473687
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Explicit garbage collection - requested
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] AuditId=1473687: Processing execute request
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Free Memory(bytes)=12270192 Total Memory(bytes)=16056320 Used Memory(bytes)=3786128 Used Memory(percent)=24%
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [7AB2C6A6][] Connection Manager - off
2018/04/09-12:29:40-CEST [13CCB029][] Service startup complete

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users see errors in the new environment.  No impact to operations.


 OWB was upgraded to


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