Global Deployment - NullpopinterException ErrorWhen Returning A Temporary Global Deployment (Doc ID 1606917.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Human Resources - Version 12.1.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to returning a Temporary Global Deployment from one business group to another using global deployment functionality in HR are unable to return to source business group.

the following error occurs.

ERROR
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Error Page
You have encountered an unexpected error. Please contact the System Administrator for assistance.

System error out as shown below.
 
Exception Details
Error Page
Exception Details.
 oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(OAException.java:912)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(OAException.java:886)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperInvocationTargetException(OAException.java:1009)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(OAUtility.java:211)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(OAUtility.java:133)

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

A. Employee is moving from one business group to another - Temporary Global Deployment

1. Go to US Super HRMS Manager > People > Global Deployment

         Note: Login to the responsibility attached to the business group where you want the Employee’s final destination to be

2. Click on the Create Proposal

3. In the Search section, enter the search criteria such as source business group, last name, etc.

4. Select the employee you want to perform the Global Transfer and click the Continue Button.

5. Enter the Deployment Type ‘Temporary’ and Effective Start Date and Click the Next Button

6. Enter required information to the ‘Deployment Details’ page and click the Next button

7. Enter required information to the ‘Further Assignment Details’ page and click the Next button

8. The Review Page is then displayed. Click the Submit button.
       Observe 1: The request will be send for HR approval
       Observe 2: Once approval is complete, proceed to next step.

9. Return to the Global Deployment page and query the employee you just initiated the deployment

        Note: Login to the responsibility attached to the business group where you want the Employee’s final destination to be

10. Enter the following on the Search section: Deployment type is ‘Temporary’, Destination Business Group

        Enter the Business Group where te Employee is to be assigned

11. Click the Go button.

12. Select the Initiate Deployment, by click on the icon.

13. The Warning Page will appear. Click Yes button.

14. Confirmation Page and click OK

15. Confirmation shows that the deployment is complete


 B. Employee returning to home business group after a Temporary Global Deployment

16. Go to US Super HRMS Manager > People > Global Deployment

          Login to the responsibility attached to the business group where the employee is temporarily deployed

17. In the Search section, enter the search criteria such as destination business group (current business group of employee), last name, deployment type, etc.

18. Click on the ‘Initiate Return’ icon for the employee you want to perform the return
 

Cause

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