Succession Planning java.lang.NullPointerException Error When Clicking 'Show Suitable Successors’

(Doc ID 2071481.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 25, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Succession planning - Version 12.2.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 12.2.4 version, Succession plan

When attempting to create a Succession Plan, on clicking 'Show Suitable Successors' in 'Update Succession Plan'
the following error occurs.

oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperInvocationTargetException(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(Unknown Source)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(Unknown Source)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAApplicationModuleImpl.invokeMethod(
at oracle.apps.per.selfservice.suitmatch.webui.SMCommonCO.navigateNextPage(

## Detail 0 ##
at oracle.apps.per.selfservice.suitmatch.server.SuitabilityMatchAMImpl.getFunctionParameters(
at oracle.apps.per.selfservice.suitmatch.server.SuitabilityMatchAMImpl.getSMContextParameters(
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Login in application
2. Succession Planning
3. Manage Plans (Tab)
4. Enter Plan Name
5. Select Job or Worker
6. Enter Job or Worker Name
7. Click 'Show Suitable Successors'

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot create a Succession Plan.


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