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Error 'Java.lang.NullPointerException' While Importing Shell Hierarchy Data Via CSV Import (Doc ID 2359060.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 14, 2019

Applies to:

Primavera Unifier Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Primavera Unifier - Version 9.9.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to import a Shell Hierarchy from another environment via CSV import, the following message is seen:
"Import could not be completed. Do you want to download a file with errors shown?" The CSV error file is downloaded and contains the following message:
The "importfile.csv" file shows error: java.lang.NullPointerException

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

  1. Log into the Unifier environment as a user with the required permissions and access.
  2. Navigate to Admin mode Company Workspace --> Company Sponsored Shells --> Choose the appropriate ShellTypeName --> Import.
  3. Select appropriate template under Template To Copy From --> Click OK.
  4. Select the CSV file
  5. Receive message: Import could not be completed. Do you want to download a file with errors shown?
  6. Choose Yes, receive CSV error file shows error: java.lang.NullPointerException"



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