Succession Planning java.lang.NullPointerException Error When Clicking 'Show Suitable Successors’ (Doc ID 2071481.1)

Last updated on JULY 12, 2016

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

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.

ERROR
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oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(OAException.java:912)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(OAException.java:886)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperInvocationTargetException(OAException.java:1009)
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(OAApplicationModuleImpl.java:775)
at oracle.apps.per.selfservice.suitmatch.webui.SMCommonCO.navigateNextPage(SMCommonCO.java:1013)

## Detail 0 ##
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.per.selfservice.suitmatch.server.SuitabilityMatchAMImpl.getFunctionParameters(SuitabilityMatchAMImpl.java:1209)
at oracle.apps.per.selfservice.suitmatch.server.SuitabilityMatchAMImpl.getSMContextParameters(SuitabilityMatchAMImpl.java:826)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)



STEPS
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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'

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

Cause

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