Workflow Notification Mailer Fails To Start With java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: connection cannot be null (Doc ID 278427.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 22, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Workflow - Version 11.5.9 to 11.5.10.2 [Release 11.5 to 11.5.10]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 19-AUG-2012


Symptoms

1. On the applications manager applications dashboard the Notification Mailers status icon shows as Unavailable.

2. Experiencing the following error while trying to start a workflow listener:

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/servlet/ServletRequest
at oracle.apps.jtf.cache.ServletSessionManagerWrapper.endStandAloneSession(ServletSessionManagerWrapper.java:54)
at oracle.apps.jtf.cache.CacheWorkerThread.statsWriter(CacheWorkerThread.java:226)
at oracle.apps.jtf.cache.CacheWorkerThread.run(CacheWorkerThread.java:337)
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: connection cannot be null
at oracle.apps.fnd.wf.bes.ConnectionManager$Agent.(ConnectionManager.java:326)
at oracle.apps.fnd.wf.bes.ConnectionManager$1.run(ConnectionManager.java:96)
at oracle.apps.fnd.wf.bes.Utilities$1.run(Utilities.java:558)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:479)
Failed to establish Java Business Event System control connection: databaseId =
fenris_ftst, ownerName = null, queueName = null, subscriberName = null,
selector = null, exception = java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: connection cannot be null
Could not start Service Component Container ->
oracle.apps.fnd.cp.gsc.SvcComponentContainerException:
oracle.apps.fnd.wf.common.ContextFactoryException: Error instantiating
AppsContext -> AOLJ_JAVA_EXCEPTION (MESSAGE=Profiles: getJDBCConnection() == null)
AOLJ_JAVA_EXCEPTION (MESSAGE=Exception creating new Poolable object.

Cause

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