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R12:AP: Error "java.lang.NullPointerException (" Is Raised When Trying to Update Parent Supplier for a Supplier on the Supplier Page (Doc ID 2221994.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 27, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Payables - Version 12.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When a user attempts to update the Parent Supplier for a supplier the following error occurs:


You have encountered an unexpected error. Please contact the System Administrator for assistance.
java.lang.NullPointerException at oracle.apps.pos.supplier.webui.OrganizationCo.processFormRequest(

Due to this issue, users cannot add parent supplier to suppliers and relationship between a franchise or subsidiary and its parent company is not possible to set.

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

  1. Log into the application using a Payables Manager responsibility
  2. Navigate to Supplier > Entry
  3. Query a supplier.
  4. Click on Organization on the left hand menu
  5. In the Update ... Organization page, enter a Parent Supplier.
  6. Save the changes.
  7. Error raises.



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