Give Final Ratings Action Throw Java Null Pointer Exception Pointing to "MAFinalRatingsPageCO"

(Doc ID 2371399.1)

Last updated on MARCH 09, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Performance Management - Version 12.2.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On 12.2.5 version of Application, In the Appraisal Page, When trying to give Final Rating.

When attempting to Give Final Rating to a Appraisee's Score Card, then the following error occurs.

ERROR
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"You have encountered an unexpected error. Please contact the System Administrator for assistance.
Click here for exception details."

Exception Log:
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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.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequest(OAWebBeanHelper.java:647)
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)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:1003)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:970)

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## Detail 0 ##
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.per.selfservice.appraisals.webui.MAFinalRatingsPageCO.processRequest(MAFinalRatingsPageCO.java:217)
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)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:1003)
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAWebBeanHelper.processRequestChildren(OAWebBeanHelper.java:970)

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

1. Login using "Manager Self Service" Responsibility.

2. Navigate to function Performance Management.

3. Open up the Appraisal Submitted by the Appraisee for Approval.

4. Review the Appraisal Details and click on the "Give Final Ratings" button to give off the final rating and complete the appraisal.

5. But on click of the button got the above error message.

6. When Opened up the Exception Log, got the above Log Message.

Cause

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