PO Output For Communication Terminates In Error 'Adding the blob to vector java.lang.NullPointerException' When Test = Debug (Doc ID 1320048.1)

Last updated on MAY 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 12.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Executable:POXPOPDF - PO Output for Communication


Symptoms


Oracle Applications 12.0 and 12.1.3

When running the PO Output for Communication concurrent program with Test = Debug, the request terminates in error.
The log file shows:
...
Adding the blob to vector
java.lang.NullPointerException
rolling back the complete program
...

When running the PO Output for Communication concurrent program with Test = No, the request completes with no errors and the expected output is generated.

Steps to Reproduce :
1. Resp = Purchasing
2. Navigate to : Reports > Run > Single Request > Name = PO Output for Communication
3. Parameters:
    Test = Debug
4. Submit
5. The request terminates in error

The issue may also manifest itself by generating a pdf for a Purchase Order (PO) different than the PO of interest when navigating to View Document:

Steps to Reproduce :
1. Resp = Purchasing
2. Navigate to : Purchase Orders > Purchase Order Summary
3. Query PO X
4. From the PO Header Summary, navigate to Inquire > View Document
5. The pdf that is generated is of PO Y.

Changes

Upgraded to R12

Cause

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