"One or more post-processing actions failed" Error When Running XML Publisher Concurrent Request (Doc ID 757918.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2016

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 11.5 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle XML Publisher - Version: 11.5.0
Oracle XML Publisher - Version: 12.0.0
EXECUTABLE:XDOREPPB - Generate PDF from XML output and given template
*** Checked for relevance on 10-MAR-2013 ***

Symptoms

XML Publisher related concurrent requests are failing with the following error in the request log file:

...
+------------- 1) PUBLISH -------------+
Beginning post-processing of request 1785747 on node ANCAPPSDB at 23-DEC-2008 10:34:29.
Post-processing of request 1785747 failed at 23-DEC-2008 10:34:38 with the error message:
One or more post-processing actions failed. Consult the OPP service log for details.
+--------------------------------------+
...

The Output Post Processor (OPP) log file can be collected per the instructions from <Note 364547.1> Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E- Business Suite. 

The logfile will contain the following error:

...
[12/23/08 12:05:02 PM] [OPPServiceThread0] Post-processing request 1786596.
[12/23/08 12:05:02 PM] [57459:RT1786596] Executing post-processing actions for request 1786596.
[12/23/08 12:05:03 PM] [57459:RT1786596] Starting XML Publisher post-processing action.
[12/23/08 12:05:03 PM] [57459:RT1786596] 
Template code: XLAAAR01
Template app:  XLA
Language:      en
Territory:     US
Output type:   PDF
[12/23/08 12:05:06 PM] [UNEXPECTED] [57459:RT1786596] java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
  at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor30.invoke(Unknown Source)
  at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
  at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.common.xml.XSLT10gR1.invokeProcessXSL(XSLT10gR1.java:624)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.common.xml.XSLT10gR1.transform(XSLT10gR1.java:421)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.common.xml.XSLT10gR1.transform(XSLT10gR1.java:233)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.common.xml.XSLTWrapper.transform(XSLTWrapper.java:177)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.template.fo.util.FOUtility.generateFO(FOUtility.java:1044)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.template.fo.util.FOUtility.generateFO(FOUtility.java:997)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.template.fo.util.FOUtility.generateFO(FOUtility.java:212)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.template.FOProcessor.createFO(FOProcessor.java:1659)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.template.FOProcessor.generate(FOProcessor.java:969)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.oa.schema.server.TemplateHelper.runProcessTemplate(TemplateHelper.java:5916)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.oa.schema.server.TemplateHelper.processTemplate(TemplateHelper.java:3452)
  at oracle.apps.xdo.oa.schema.server.TemplateHelper.processTemplate(TemplateHelper.java:3541)
  at oracle.apps.fnd.cp.opp.XMLPublisherProcessor.process(XMLPublisherProcessor.java:244)
  at oracle.apps.fnd.cp.opp.OPPRequestThread.run(OPPRequestThread.java:172)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.PagedNodeList.next(PagedNodeList.java:334)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLExprValue.nextNode(XSLExprValue.java:356)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XPathDescendantAxis.getNodeList(XPathAxis.java:589)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XPathStep.evaluate(XPathStep.java:401)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.PathExpr.evaluate(XSLNodeSetExpr.java:873)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLForEach.processAction(XSLForEach.java:111)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLResultElement.processAction(XSLResultElement.java:180)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLResultElement.processAction(XSLResultElement.java:180)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLCondition.processAction(XSLCondition.java:169)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLResultElement.processAction(XSLResultElement.java:180)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLForEachGroup.processLazy(XSLForEachGroup.java:551)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLForEachGroup.processAction(XSLForEachGroup.java:94)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLResultElement.processAction(XSLResultElement.java:180)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLForEach.processAction(XSLForEach.java:142)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLResultElement.processAction(XSLResultElement.java:180)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLForEach.processAction(XSLForEach.java:142)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLResultElement.processAction(XSLResultElement.java:180)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLResultElement.processAction(XSLResultElement.java:180)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLResultElement.processAction(XSLResultElement.java:180)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLResultElement.processAction(XSLResultElement.java:180)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLNode.processChildren(XSLNode.java:417)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLTemplate.processAction(XSLTemplate.java:191)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLStylesheet.execute(XSLStylesheet.java:512)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLStylesheet.execute(XSLStylesheet.java:489)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLProcessor.processXSL(XSLProcessor.java:271)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLProcessor.processXSL(XSLProcessor.java:155)
  at oracle.xdo.parser.v2.XSLProcessor.processXSL(XSLProcessor.java:192)
  ... 17 more

[12/23/08 12:05:06 PM] [57459:RT1786596] Completed post-processing actions for request 1786596.
...

It can occur on any XML Publisher related report using the Output Post Processor, and will usually reproduce at will.

Cause

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