Install Base Instance Expiration From System Throws NullPointerException on InstanceSearchVOImpl.expireItems. (Doc ID 2007869.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Installed Base - Version 12.1.3 to 12.1.3.4 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


When an Install Base Instance is expired through a System, the following error occurs.

ERROR
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## Detail 0 ##
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.csi.instance.search.server.InstanceSearchVOImpl.expireItems(InstanceSearchVOImpl.java:1095)
at oracle.apps.csi.instance.search.server.InstanceSearchAMImpl.expireInstances(InstanceSearchAMImpl.java:551)

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


1) Query for a System
2) Click on the 'View Active Item Instances' icon :
3) Click on the 'Expire' button and select the record to be expired
4) Click on the 'Apply' button to expire the instance and it shows the error
5) Click on 'Click here for exception details'


Cause

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