Activity List Fails To Load And The Following Error Is Logged To P6WebAccess.html: "ActivitiesApplet: Failed starting the Activities Applet: java.lang.NullPointerException null" (Doc ID 1461059.1)

Last updated on APRIL 19, 2015

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 8.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to load an activity list for a user, the applet starts to load data and processes data to what would be considered 75% and then it just freezes. In the P6WebAccess.html log file, the following exception is logged:

ERROR
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ActivitiesApplet: com.primavera.pvapplets.activities.ActivitiesApplet @[] Failed starting the Activities Applet: java.lang.NullPointerException null
 java.lang.NullPointerException at java.awt.Container.remove(Unknown Source) at com.jidesoft.docking.DefaultDockingManager.q(Unknown Source) at com.jidesoft.docking.DefaultDockingManager.h(Unknown Source) at com.jidesoft.docking.DefaultDockingManager.access$1500(Unknown Source) at
 com.jidesoft.docking.DefaultDockingManager$7.run(Unknown Source) at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventQueue.access$000(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventQueue$1.run(Unknown Source) at
 java.awt.EventQueue$1.run(Unknown Source) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.security.AccessControlContext$1.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source) at
 java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) at
 java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

STEPS TO REPRODUCE
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1. Login to P6 with the affected user
2. Select the Project tab link
3. Select the Activities link, to load the Activities page
4. Note the reported exception

Cause

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