Error: "Failed saving baseline data" When Attempting To Save A Baseline In P6 (Web) Caused By: java.lang.NullPointerException (Noted Within P6WebAccess.html Log) (Doc ID 2038391.1)

Last updated on MARCH 10, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 8.3.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to save baseline for a project from P6 (web) whether attempting to create a new baseline or make a change to an existing baseline, the following error occurs:

ERROR
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Failed saving baseline data

In the P6WebAccess.html log file, the following error message is generated:

ERROR
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TIMESTAMP [ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: '5' for queue:
'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)' ERROR /BO (User Id: ### DB Id: 1)
com.primavera.bo.remotable.RemoteRequest ?:? Failed updating data for web pm
com.primavera.guisupport.activities.baseline.ProjectBaselineDataSaver
com.primavera.bo.remoting.RemoteDataException: Failed saving baseline data
    at com.primavera.guisupport.activities.baseline.ProjectBaselineDataSaver.saveStore(Unknown Source)
    ...
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.oracle.pgbu.core.CrudStatus.getRootStepId(CrudStatus.java:30)
    at com.primavera.bo.base.LDBEngineImpl.copyProject(Unknown Source)
    at com.primavera.bo.remotable.BOJobs.copyProject(Unknown Source)
    at com.primavera.bo.remotable.qproxy.BOJobs.copyProject(Unknown Source)
    at com.primavera.bo.DBBOJobs.copyProject(Unknown Source)

STEPS TO REPRODUCE
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1. Log into P6 (web)
2. Select the Project tab
3. Open a project on the Project/EPS applet
4. Select the Activities link to load the activities applet
5. Select Actions-> Define Baselines
6. Click on + icon to add a baseline
7. Select Save
8. Note the error which occurs

Cause

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