Error While Add Question For A Questionnaire List

(Doc ID 2399720.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2018

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

On Release 12.2.5 version, Supplier Profile Management

When attempting to "Add Question" to an Active Questionnaire the following error occurs.

ERROR:
Error Page
You have encountered an unexpected error. Please contact the System Administator for assistance.
Click: "here" for exception details.
.
Exception Details.
oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(OAException.java:912)
.
## Detail 0 ##
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.pon.schema.server.AttributeListsEOImpl.validateUniqueAttrNames(AttributeListsEOImpl.java:700)
at oracle.apps.pon.schema.server.AttributeListsEOImpl.validateUniqueAttrNamesRaiseExpt(AttributeListsEOImpl.java:667)
at oracle.apps.pon.tools.attributes.server.AttributeListsVOImpl.validateUniqueAttrNamesRaiseExpt(AttributeListsVOImpl.java:30)
at oracle.apps.pon.negotiation.creation.webui.RequirementPageCO.save(RequirementPageCO.java:539)
at oracle.apps.pon.negotiation.creation.webui.RequirementPageCO.processFormRequest(RequirementPageCO.java:263)

STEPS TO REPRODUCE
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Sign on to Application
2. Select Responsibility: Supplier Management Administrator
3. Navigation: Supplier Home Page ->> Scroll Down, Locate: "Quick Links" ->>
4. Reusable Lists ->> Click: "Questionnaire" ->> Enter Search: "Active" Questionnaires ->>
5. Returns: "ABC Buyer questionnaire for Evaluating Suppliers" ->> Click: "Update" iCon ->>
6. Expand Question Section ->> Select: "Cost" Section ->> Click: "Add Qustion" - button ->>
7. Enter Criteria ->> Question Name: CostComparison ->> Question Description: Change to Plain Text mode ->>
8. Enter: CostComparison in Dialog box ->> Click: Apply ->>
9. Receive Error: Error Page
  You have encountered an unexpected error. Please contact the System Administator for assistance.
  Click: "here" for exception details.
.
Exception Details.
oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperException(OAException.java:912)
.
## Detail 0 ##
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.pon.schema.server.AttributeListsEOImpl.validateUniqueAttrNames(AttributeListsEOImpl.java:700)
at oracle.apps.pon.schema.server.AttributeListsEOImpl.validateUniqueAttrNamesRaiseExpt(AttributeListsEOImpl.java:667)
at oracle.apps.pon.tools.attributes.server.AttributeListsVOImpl.validateUniqueAttrNamesRaiseExpt(AttributeListsVOImpl.java:30)
at oracle.apps.pon.negotiation.creation.webui.RequirementPageCO.save(RequirementPageCO.java:539)
at oracle.apps.pon.negotiation.creation.webui.RequirementPageCO.processFormRequest(RequirementPageCO.java:263)

BUSINESS IMPACT
The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot add Questions to an Active Questionnaire without Error.

Cause

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