Standard Apprisal - Null Point Error

(Doc ID 1499742.1)

Last updated on JULY 12, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Performance Management - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 12.1.3 version, Install

When attempting to use Standard Appraisals, having a default Appraisal Start Date and End date which are user editable. But when user changes the Appraisal Start and End Date
the following error occurs.

Exception Details.
oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperInvocationTargetException(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(

## Detail 0 ##
at oracle.apps.per.selfservice.appraisals.server.AppraisalsAMImpl.initAppraisalTemplate(
at oracle.apps.per.selfservice.appraisals.server.AppraisalsAMImpl.initAppraisalVO(
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Manager Self Service > Standard Apprisal > Default Apprisal Start and End Date (Editable) > User changes the date


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