UPK: 12.1 Topic Preview Fails with Error Object Not Set to Reference of Object (Doc ID 1953632.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2016

Applies to:

User Productivity Kit - Version 12.1.0.0 to 12.1.0.0 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In UPK 12.1. multi-user client, after checking out a topic and clicking Preview the following occurs:

"Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Developer encountered a critical error and must be restarted."

 

Oddev.log displays:

2014-12-08 09:33:08 INFO    Application started (12.1.0.27180)
2014-12-08 09:37:43 ERROR   Gkn.OnDemand.Publishing.PublishingException: The file 'lang/en/common.resource.xml' is missing from document 'f3bc54e2-a85e-452a-abb0-2dad5435a6bb'.
   at Gkn.OnDemand.Publishing.PublishingService.ReadPreviewTopicName(ILibrary library, Guid styleGuid) in c:\BuildRoot\Engineering\trunk\Core_DotNet\PublishingComponent\PublishingService.cs:line 354

2014-12-08 09:37:43 ERROR   System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at Gkn.OnDemand.Publishing.PublishingService.GetPreferenceValue(ISetting setting) in c:\BuildRoot\Engineering\trunk\Core_DotNet\PublishingComponent\PublishingService.cs:line 1710

   at Gkn.OnDemand.Publishing.PublishingService.GetSettingValue(Guid guid, ISetting setting, String context, String previewContext, Boolean isPreview) in c:\BuildRoot\Engineering\trunk\Core_DotNet\PublishingComponent\PublishingService.cs:line 1688

Cause

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