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When Importing a Project Using Primavera Web Services the Error "java.lang.NullPointerException" Occurs (Doc ID 2578504.1)

Last updated on MAY 15, 2020

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version and later
Primavera Web Services - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to run an import using Web Services after upgrading from 18.8.3 to 18.8.8, the following error occurs.

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create an import request like the following:
     <CreateNewProject xmlns="">
     <DefaultGlobalImportOption>Keep Existing</DefaultGlobalImportOption>
     <DefaultProjectSpecificImportOption>Keep Existing</DefaultProjectSpecificImportOption>
     <ProjectData>INSERT PROJECT DATA </ProjectData>


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