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oraext:lookup-xml fails with "XPath expression failed to execute" and a java.lang.NullPointerException (Doc ID 2555628.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Integration - Version 17.4.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A DVM (data value map) lookup has been created in Integration -> Lookups.

But when trying to use it in an Assign activity as follows :


it fails at runtime with:

XPath expression failed to execute. An error occurs while processing the XPath expression; the expression is oraext:lookup-xml('oramds:/apps/ICS/DVM/XXXX.dvm','ReportName','XXXXX','param1','11')) The XPath expression failed to execute; the reason was: java.lang.NullPointerException Check the detailed root cause described in the exception message text and verify that the XPath query is correct



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