Java Exception Error Occurs When Attempting to 'Add Another Person' in Self-Service > Benefits

(Doc ID 2112642.1)

Last updated on MARCH 28, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Advanced Benefits - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to 'Add Another Person' in Self-Service Benefits, the following error occurs:

ERROR
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Error Page
Exception Details.
oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(OAException.java:912)
at oracle.apps.ben.selfservice.utility.webui.Person.setLocality(Person.java:308)
at oracle.apps.ben.selfservice.utility.webui.Person.getLocality(Person.java:238)
at oracle.apps.ben.selfservice.enrollment.webui.FamAddRegion2CO.processRequest(FamAddRegion2CO.java:97)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:604)
...
## Detail 0 ##
java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.util.Hashtable.put(Hashtable.java:394)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageContextImpl.putSessionValue(OAPageContextImpl.java:1464)
at oracle.apps.ben.selfservice.utility.webui.Person.setLocality(Person.java:302)
at oracle.apps.ben.selfservice.utility.webui.Person.getLocality(Person.java:238)
at oracle.apps.ben.selfservice.enrollment.webui.FamAddRegion2CO.processRequest(FamAddRegion2CO.java:97)
...

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Navigate to 'Benefit Self-Service for Administrators' responsibility.
2. Select 'Benefits' function.
3. Find desired employee and click on 'Action'
4. Choose 'Session Date' (for example, current session date) and click 'Next' button
5. On the 'Dependents and Beneficiaries' page click on 'Add Another Person' button.
Error occurs.

Cause

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