JDeveloper Tools->Preferences->BPEL Editor->Options Gives Null Pointer Exception

(Doc ID 761523.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Platform - Version: 10.1.3.3 to 10.1.3.4.0
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

From the JDeveloper main screen go to Tools -> Preferences -> BPEL Editor then disable or enable one of the check boxes, e.g. Enable Automatic Validation and select OK.

You will get a Null Pointer Exception as follows:

java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.tip.tools.ide.pm.addin.BPELOptionsPanel.commit(BPELOptionsPanel.java:109)
at oracle.tip.tools.ide.pm.addin.BPELOptionsPanel.onExit(BPELOptionsPanel.java:105)
at oracle.ide.panels.MDDPanel.exitTraversable(MDDPanel.java:977)
at oracle.ide.panels.MDDPanel.onExit(MDDPanel.java:336)
at oracle.ide.panels.TDialog$L.vetoableChange(TDialog.java:75)
at java.beans.VetoableChangeSupport.fireVetoableChange(VetoableChangeSupport.java:334)
at java.beans.VetoableChangeSupport.fireVetoableChange(VetoableChangeSupport.java:251)
at oracle.bali.ewt.dialog.JEWTDialog.fireVetoableChange(Unknown Source)
at oracle.bali.ewt.dialog.JEWTDialog.dismissDialog(Unknown Source)
at oracle.bali.ewt.dialog.JEWTDialog$UIListener.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:1849)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:2169)
at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(DefaultButtonModel.java:420)
at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(DefaultButtonModel.java:258)
at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(BasicButtonListener.java:234)
at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Component.java:5488)
at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(JComponent.java:3126)
at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Component.java:5253)
at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Container.java:1966)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Component.java:3955)
at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:2024)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:3803)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Container.java:4212)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Container.java:3892)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Container.java:3822)
at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:2010)
at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Window.java:1774)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:3803)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:463)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:242)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:163)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:153)
at java.awt.Dialog$1.run(Dialog.java:515)
at java.awt.Dialog.show(Dialog.java:536)
at java.awt.Component.show(Component.java:1300)
at java.awt.Component.setVisible(Component.java:1253)
at oracle.bali.ewt.dialog.JEWTDialog.runDialog(Unknown Source)
at oracle.bali.ewt.dialog.JEWTDialog.runDialog(Unknown Source)
at oracle.ide.dialogs.WizardLauncher.runDialog(WizardLauncher.java:55)
at oracle.ide.panels.TDialogLauncher.showDialog(TDialogLauncher.java:276)
at oracle.ide.config.IdeSettings.showDialog(IdeSettings.java:597)
at oracle.ide.config.IdeSettings.showDialog(IdeSettings.java:391)
at oracle.ide.cmd.IdeSettingsCommand.doit(IdeSettingsCommand.java:47)
at oracle.ide.controller.CommandProcessor.invoke(CommandProcessor.java:259)
at oracle.ide.controller.IdeAction.performAction(IdeAction.java:541)
at oracle.ide.controller.IdeAction$1.run(IdeAction.java:772)
at oracle.ide.controller.IdeAction.actionPerformedImpl(IdeAction.java:789)
at oracle.ide.controller.IdeAction.actionPerformed(IdeAction.java:498)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:1849)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:2169)
at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(DefaultButtonModel.java:420)
at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(DefaultButtonModel.java:258)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton.doClick(AbstractButton.java:302)
at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicMenuItemUI.doClick(BasicMenuItemUI.java:1000)
at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicMenuItemUI$Handler.mouseReleased(BasicMenuItemUI.java:1041)
at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Component.java:5488)
at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(JComponent.java:3126)
at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Component.java:5253)
at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Container.java:1966)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Component.java:3955)
at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:2024)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:3803)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Container.java:4212)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Container.java:3892)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Container.java:3822)
at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:2010)
at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Window.java:1774)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:3803)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:463)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:242)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:163)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:157)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:149)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:110)


Another hint that you have this problem is that you will see this message in the JDeveloper terminal (if you do the startup in terminal mode) soon after starting it up:

"unable to find class oracle.tip.tools.ide.pm.addin.BPELOptions"

This issue has been seen in 10.1.3.3 and 10.1.3.4 versions of JDeveloper.

Cause

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