My Oracle Support Banner

Project Arbiter Is Stuck in a Pending State Causing Project Publication Jobs to Never Run Or ASAP Jobs Stuck in Pending Indefinitely. The Following Error Is Found in the P6WebAccess.html Log: "Exception Refreshing Job Master Null" (Doc ID 2088681.1)

Last updated on MARCH 20, 2024

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 8.2 1.0 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 8.2 1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The project arbiter is stuck in a pending state, and publication jobs will not run or any ASAP jobs (Apply Actuals/Copy Project/Summarization/etc.) are stuck in Pending indefinitely

The following error is visible in P6 Web Access.html:


Exception refreshing Job Master null

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Start P6 or P6SERVICES.JAR
  2. Enable Publication and wait for conditions to publish a project to be present
  3. Observe in the JOBSVC table that the arbiter remains in a pending start with no last run.
  4. Run Copy Project and monitor the job status
  5. Notice that all and any jobs are stuck in Pending
  6. P6WebAccess.html will contain the error above


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.