Repository Manager Automatic Update Indexer Cycle does not Index Content and Instead Throws "java.lang.NullPointerException"

(Doc ID 727518.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 6.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 11-Nov-2014***

Symptoms

Repository Manager Automatic Update Indexer cycle does not index content, leaving the content stuck in "Done" status, and instead throws the following exception:

 

Note: The below exception example was thrown when using the AltaVista search engine. A similar exception will be thrown when using the Verity search engine.
 

<yourservername>: Runtime error: java.lang.NullPointerException
at avs.indexer.AvsDriver.findIndexExtension(AvsDriver.java:1183)
at avs.indexer.AvsDocIndexer.indexList(AvsDocIndexer.java:236)
at avs.indexer.AvsDocIndexer.finishIndexing(AvsDocIndexer.java:155)
at avs.indexer.AvsDocIndexer.indexDocument(AvsDocIndexer.java:170)
at intradoc.indexer.IndexerBulkLoader.createBulkLoad(IndexerBulkLoader.java:280)
at avs.indexer.AvsIndexerBulkLoader.createBulkLoad(AvsIndexerBulkLoader.java:230)
at intradoc.indexer.IndexerBulkLoader.doWork(IndexerBulkLoader.java:146)
at intradoc.indexer.Indexer.doIndexing(Indexer.java:417)
at intradoc.indexer.Indexer.buildIndex(Indexer.java:339)
at intradoc.server.IndexerMonitor.doIndexing(Unknown Source)
at intradoc.server.IndexerMonitor$4.run(Unknown Source)

Cause

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