Null Pointer Exception Error On Edit Requisition Link In Purchase Requisition Approval Notification (Doc ID 2225063.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

In Oracle iProcurement, Release 12.2.4, an error occurs when a requisition approver attempts to edit a requisition from the approval notification.
Due to this issue, approvers cannot edit requisitions prior to performing the required approval action.


Error

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Exception Details.
 oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperInvocationTargetException(OAException.java:996)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(Unknown Source)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAApplicationModuleImpl.invokeMethod(OAApplicationModuleImpl.java:733)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.common.webui.ClientUtil.invokeMethod(ClientUtil.java:1050)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.common.webui.PorBaseCOImpl.invokeMethod(PorBaseCOImpl.java:266)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.common.webui.PorBaseCOImpl.executeServerCommand(PorBaseCOImpl.java:184)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.webui.CheckoutLinesCO.executePrepareForDisplay(CheckoutLinesCO.java:360)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.webui.CheckoutLinesCO.processRequest(CheckoutLinesCO.java:243)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.webui.EditSubmitCO.processRequest(EditSubmitCO.java:240)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:631)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanContainerHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanContainerHelper.java:267)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageLayoutHelper.processRequest(OAPageLayoutHelper.java:1295)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.beans.layout.OAPageLayoutBean.processRequest(OAPageLayoutBean.java:1569)
..
..
## Detail 0 ##
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.server.CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.prepareSpelForDestinationType(CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.java:832)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.server.CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.prepareSpelAttributesForSummary(CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.java:807)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.server.CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.prepareSpelAttributes(CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.java:756)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.server.CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.prepareAttributesForDisplay(CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.java:465)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.server.CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.prepareForDisplay(CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.java:313)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.server.CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.executeMethodByName(CheckoutLinesSvrCmd.java:156)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.server.CheckoutInfoBaseSvrCmd.execute(CheckoutInfoBaseSvrCmd.java:156)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.common.server.PorBaseAMImpl.executeServerCommand(PorBaseAMImpl.java:122)
at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor11681.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(Unknown Source)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAApplicationModuleImpl.invokeMethod(OAApplicationModuleImpl.java:733)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.common.webui.ClientUtil.invokeMethod(ClientUtil.java:1050)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.common.webui.PorBaseCOImpl.invokeMethod(PorBaseCOImpl.java:266)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.common.webui.PorBaseCOImpl.executeServerCommand(PorBaseCOImpl.java:184)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.webui.CheckoutLinesCO.executePrepareForDisplay(CheckoutLinesCO.java:360)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.webui.CheckoutLinesCO.processRequest(CheckoutLinesCO.java:243)
at oracle.apps.icx.por.req.webui.EditSubmitCO.processRequest(EditSubmitCO.java:240)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:631)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanContainerHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanContainerHelper.java:267)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageLayoutHelper.processRequest(OAPageLayoutHelper.java:1295)
..
..

 



Steps To Reproduce

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. The requester user creates a requisition in iProcurement and submits for approval.
2. The approver logs in to Oracle Applications and does the following:
a. Open the Worklist page.
b. Open the requisition approval notification which is visible in the worklist.
c. On the requisition approval notification page, click the Edit Requisition link. The error occurs at this point.



Cause

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