Error trying to create Element Entries via the Self Service Batch Element Entry Function : NullPointerException (Doc ID 1956170.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Payroll - Version 12.2.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


When attempting to create element entries, via the self service element entries form, the following error occurs.

ERROR
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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.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:647) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanContainerHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanContainerHelper.java:252) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.beans.layout.OAHeaderBean.processRequest(OAHeaderBean.java:391) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:1003) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:970) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:690) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanContainerHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanContainerHelper.java:252) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.beans.OABodyBean.processRequest(OABodyBean.java:353) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.processRequest(OAPageBean.java:2739) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(OAPageBean.java:1968) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(OAPageBean.java:558) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(OAPageBean.java:446) at _pages.__oa._jspService(__oa.java:233) at weblogic.servlet.jsp.JspBase.service(JspBase.java:34) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125) at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:301) at weblogic.servlet.internal.TailFilter.doFilter(TailFilter.java:26) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.fnd.security.WLFilter.doFilter(WLFilter.java:213) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.jtf.cabo.interceptor.JTFWrapperFilter.doFilter(JTFWrapperFilter.java:141) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.jtf.base.session.ReleaseResFilter.doFilter(Unknown Source) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.fnd.security.AppsServletFilter.doFilter(AppsServletFilter.java:429) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter$1.run(JpsAbsFilter.java:119) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at oracle.security.jps.util.JpsSubject.doAsPrivileged(JpsSubject.java:315) at oracle.security.jps.ee.util.JpsPlatformUtil.runJaasMode(JpsPlatformUtil.java:442) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter.runJaasMode(JpsAbsFilter.java:103) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter.doFilter(JpsAbsFilter.java:171) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsFilter.doFilter(JpsFilter.java:71) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.dms.servlet.DMSServletFilter.doFilter(DMSServletFilter.java:139) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.wrapRun(WebAppServletContext.java:3739) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.run(WebAppServletContext.java:3705) at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321) at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(SecurityManager.java:120) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.securedExecute(WebAppServletContext.java:2282) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.execute(WebAppServletContext.java:2181) at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.run(ServletRequestImpl.java:1491) at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:256) at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:221) ## Detail 0 ## java.lang.NullPointerException at oracle.apps.pay.selfservice.bee.webui.ElementInputValuesCO.processRequest(ElementInputValuesCO.java:288) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:631) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanContainerHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanContainerHelper.java:252) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.beans.layout.OAHeaderBean.processRequest(OAHeaderBean.java:391) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:1003) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:970) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:690) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanContainerHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanContainerHelper.java:252) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.beans.OABodyBean.processRequest(OABodyBean.java:353) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.processRequest(OAPageBean.java:2739) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(OAPageBean.java:1968) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(OAPageBean.java:558) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(OAPageBean.java:446) at _pages.__oa._jspService(__oa.java:233) at weblogic.servlet.jsp.JspBase.service(JspBase.java:34) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125) at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:301) at weblogic.servlet.internal.TailFilter.doFilter(TailFilter.java:26) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.fnd.security.WLFilter.doFilter(WLFilter.java:213) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.jtf.cabo.interceptor.JTFWrapperFilter.doFilter(JTFWrapperFilter.java:141) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.jtf.base.session.ReleaseResFilter.doFilter(Unknown Source) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.fnd.security.AppsServletFilter.doFilter(AppsServletFilter.java:429) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter$1.run(JpsAbsFilter.java:119) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at oracle.security.jps.util.JpsSubject.doAsPrivileged(JpsSubject.java:315) at oracle.security.jps.ee.util.JpsPlatformUtil.runJaasMode(JpsPlatformUtil.java:442) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter.runJaasMode(JpsAbsFilter.java:103) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter.doFilter(JpsAbsFilter.java:171) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsFilter.doFilter(JpsFilter.java:71) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.dms.servlet.DMSServletFilter.doFilter(DMSServletFilter.java:139) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.wrapRun(WebAppServletContext.java:3739) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.run(WebAppServletContext.java:3705) at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321) at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(SecurityManager.java:120) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.securedExecute(WebAppServletContext.java:2282) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.execute(WebAppServletContext.java:2181) at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.run(ServletRequestImpl.java:1491) at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:256) at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:221) java.lang.NullPointerException at oracle.apps.pay.selfservice.bee.webui.ElementInputValuesCO.processRequest(ElementInputValuesCO.java:288) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:631) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanContainerHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanContainerHelper.java:252) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.beans.layout.OAHeaderBean.processRequest(OAHeaderBean.java:391) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:1003) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:970) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:690) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanContainerHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanContainerHelper.java:252) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.beans.OABodyBean.processRequest(OABodyBean.java:353) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.processRequest(OAPageBean.java:2739) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(OAPageBean.java:1968) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(OAPageBean.java:558) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage(OAPageBean.java:446) at _pages.__oa._jspService(__oa.java:233) at weblogic.servlet.jsp.JspBase.service(JspBase.java:34) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227) at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125) at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:301) at weblogic.servlet.internal.TailFilter.doFilter(TailFilter.java:26) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.fnd.security.WLFilter.doFilter(WLFilter.java:213) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.jtf.cabo.interceptor.JTFWrapperFilter.doFilter(JTFWrapperFilter.java:141) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.jtf.base.session.ReleaseResFilter.doFilter(Unknown Source) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.apps.fnd.security.AppsServletFilter.doFilter(AppsServletFilter.java:429) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter$1.run(JpsAbsFilter.java:119) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at oracle.security.jps.util.JpsSubject.doAsPrivileged(JpsSubject.java:315) at oracle.security.jps.ee.util.JpsPlatformUtil.runJaasMode(JpsPlatformUtil.java:442) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter.runJaasMode(JpsAbsFilter.java:103) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter.doFilter(JpsAbsFilter.java:171) at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsFilter.doFilter(JpsFilter.java:71) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at oracle.dms.servlet.DMSServletFilter.doFilter(DMSServletFilter.java:139) at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:60) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.wrapRun(WebAppServletContext.java:3739) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.run(WebAppServletContext.java:3705) at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321) at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(SecurityManager.java:120) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.securedExecute(WebAppServletContext.java:2282) at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.execute(WebAppServletContext.java:2181) at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.run(ServletRequestImpl.java:1491) at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:256) at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:221)
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STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. From manager self service > Batch Element Entry
2. create a new batch
3. Attempt to add the assignment, element name and then click on the input values pencil.


Cause

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