Unexpected Error Message and NullPointerException at DiscussionValidationVOImpl When Using 'Online Discussions' On RFI (Doc ID 1901186.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 19, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Supplier Lifecycle Management - Version 12.2.3 and later
Oracle Sourcing - Version 12.2.3 and later
Oracle iSupplier Portal - Version 12.2.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.2.3 version, Registration and Onboarding

When attempting to use 'Online Discussions' on RFI of type "Supplier Registration and Pre Qualification", the following error occurs.

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

## Detail 0 ##
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.pon.tools.discussions.server.DiscussionValidationVOImpl.initQuery(DiscussionValidationVOImpl.java:27)
at oracle.apps.pon.tools.discussions.server.DiscussionAMImpl.initHeaderQuery(DiscussionAMImpl.java:102)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)



STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create RFI of type Supplier Registration and Pre Qualification
2. Create Discussions
3. Click the action Online Discussions


Cause

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