Unable to Open a Process in the Oracle Legal Whitehill One IDE with the Error: “[TaskComponent ] ERROR: java.lang.NullPointerException” (Doc ID 790844.1)

Last updated on MAY 08, 2009

Applies to:

Oracle Legal Whitehill One - Version: 5.6 to 5.7.5
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

The user cannot access a valid Process in the IDE. When they attempt to open it they are given no results. When the user turns on debugging the log file returned lists the following error:

[TaskComponent ] ERROR: EXCEPTION THROWN: null
[TaskComponent ] ERROR: java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.metaserver.ide.taskeditor.nodes.ParameterNode.deref(ParameterNode.java:405)
at com.metaserver.ide.taskeditor.TaskModel.A(TaskModel.java:284)
at com.metaserver.ide.taskeditor.TaskModel.clone(TaskModel.java:266)
at com.metaserver.project.impl.Task.clone(Task.java:373)
at com.metaserver.ide.taskeditor.TaskPanel.edit(TaskPanel.java:395)
at com.metaserver.ide.taskeditor.TaskTabbedPanel.editTask(TaskTabbedPanel.java:445)
at com.metaserver.ide.taskeditor.TaskComponent.D(TaskComponent.java:481)
at com.metaserver.ide.taskeditor.TaskComponent.dataReceived(TaskComponent.java:132)
at com.metaserver.ide.IDEPlugin$4.dataReceived(IDEPlugin.java:216)
at com.metaserver.pubsub.DefaultDataBus.publishData(DefaultDataBus.java:286)
at com.metaserver.pubsub.DefaultPublisher.publish(DefaultPublisher.java:112)
at com.metaserver.ide.explorer.ExplorerProjectTreePanel.?(ExplorerProjectTreePanel.java:2353)
at com.metaserver.ide.explorer.ExplorerProjectTreePanel.access$1600(ExplorerProjectTreePanel.java:141)
at com.metaserver.ide.explorer.ExplorerProjectTreePanel$13.actionPerformed(ExplorerProjectTreePanel.java:1189)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.AbstractButton.doClick(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicMenuItemUI.doClick(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicMenuItemUI$Handler.mouseReleased(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.AWTEventMulticaster.mouseReleased(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForHierarchy(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)

Cause

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