NullPointerException Error when Trying to Reject Candidate Using Screen Reader Optimized Accessibility Option

(Doc ID 1925012.1)

Last updated on JULY 12, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle iRecruitment - Version 12.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to reject an applicant using Screen Reader Optimized Accessibility option, the following error occurs:

You have encountered an unexpected error. Please contact your System Administrator for assistance. Click here for exception details.

Excerpts of error stack received:

Error Page
Exception Details
oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageErrorHandler.prepareException(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageErrorHandler.processErrors(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.processFormRequest(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(
  at _OA._jspService(


## Detail 0 ##
  at java.util.Hashtable.put(
  at oracle.apps.irc.applicant.webui.MassUpdatePageCO.processFormRequest(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processFormRequest(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanContainerHelper.processFormRequest(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageLayoutHelper.processFormRequest(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.beans.layout.OAPageLayoutBean.processFormRequest(OAPageLayoutBean

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

1. Optimize Screen Reader Accessibility.
2. Responsibility: iRecruitment Manager or iRecruitment Recruiter.
3. Navigation: iRecruitment Home - Vacancies tab.
4. Search for vacancy.
5. Select vacancy.
6. Press View Applicants button.
7. Select applicants.
8. Press Update Status button.
9. Update applicants to Unsuccessful - not suitable for Vacancy.
10. Press Save button.
11. Get error message.

If the Screen Reader Optimized Accessibility option is switched off, no error occurs.

The issue has the following business impact:

Due to this issue, users using Screen Reader Optimized Accessibility functionality are not able to update the application status for applicants.


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