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Setting WINDOWS.HTMLBROWSERAPPLICATION to Blank Causes IllegalArgumentExceptions When Attempting to Use "Help" (Doc ID 2550907.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Utilities Network Management System - Version to [Release 2.3 to 2.4]
Oracle Network Management for Utilities - DMS - Version to [Release 2.3 to 2.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In $NMS_CONFIG/jconfig/global/properties/, if you set WINDOWS.HTMLBROWSERAPPLICATION to blank, and then you attempt to bring up the Help screen, you get this error:

2019-05-24 09:26:24,323 [pool-3-thread-27] ERROR com.splwg.oms.jbot.adapter.JBotAdapter: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Command line can not be empty
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Command line can not be empty
at org.apache.commons.exec.CommandLine.parse( ~[commons-exec-1.2.jar:1.2]
at com.splwg.oms.client.util.BrowserHelper.displayHtmlPage( ~[nms_client.jar:?]
at com.splwg.oms.client.util.BrowserHelper.displayHelpPage( ~[nms_client.jar:?]
at com.splwg.oms.jbot.command.ShowHelpCommand.execute( ~[nms_client.jar:?]
at com.splwg.oms.jbot.JBotCommand.executeCommand( ~[nms_client.jar:?]
at com.splwg.oms.jbot.CommandProcessor.processCommand( ~[nms_client.jar:?]

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

  1. Edit $NMS_CONFIG/jconfig/global/properties/
  2. Set "Windows.htmlBrowserApplication ="  (nothing after the equals sign)
  3. Install the config.
  4. Re-deploy.
  5. Launch.
  6. Attempt to open Help.
  7. In the client Java log, the error IllegalArgumentException appears




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