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"OAException:Assertion failure:The value cannot be null" Error In BWC When Clicking On 'Approval Options' For POs (Doc ID 2868225.1)

Last updated on MAY 09, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 12.2.9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 12.2.9 version, Approvals - Req, PO

When attempting to submit PO for approval and selecting 'Approval Options' for purchase orders in BWC, the following errors occur:

   Error Page
     You have encountered an unexpected error. Please contact your System Administrator for assistance.

The exception details captured for the above error show:

  oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.Exception: Assertion failure: The value cannot be null.
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperInvocationTargetException(
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(Unknown Source)
  at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAApplicationModuleImpl.invokeMethod(
  at oracle.apps.po.common.webui.ClientUtil.executeServerCommand(
  ## Detail 0 ##
java.lang.Exception: Assertion failure: The value cannot be null.
at oracle.apps.po.common.Assert.assertTrue(
at oracle.apps.po.common.Assert.assertNotNull(
at oracle.apps.po.common.Assert.assertNotNull(
at oracle.apps.po.document.server.PoApprovalOptionsSvrCmd.initAmeApprovalOptions(
at oracle.apps.po.document.server.PoApprovalOptionsSvrCmd.execute(

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Log into PO Responsibility
  2. Go to BWC > Orders
  3. Choose any incomplete PO from the list > Select Order: Update > Click GO
  4. At the "Update Standard Purchase Order" page, try submitting the PO for approval by clicking 'Approval Options'
  5. The ERROR PAGE exception occurs


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