Build Shipment Set Fails with Error: java.lang.NullPointerException (Doc ID 806313.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 08, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Transportation Sourcing - Version: 5.5.05.01 to 5.5.05.04
Oracle Transportation Sourcing - Version: 6.0 to 6.0.1
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

-- Problem Statement:
On 5.5.05.01 when attempting to build a Shipment Set in Sourcing the following error occurs:

ERROR
<StackTrace> <!--
java.lang.NullPointerException
java.lang.NullPointerException
at glog.procurement.web.servlet.ActionServlet.doAction(ActionServlet.java:219)
at glog.procurement.web.servlet.ActionServlet.doAction(ActionServlet.java:209)
at glog.procurement.web.servlet.ActionServlet$BackgroundProcess.run(ActionServlet.java:127)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:534)
--> </StackTrace>
</doAction>

-- Steps To Reproduce:

1 - Log on to OTM 5.5.05.01 system.

2 - Navigate to Sourcing > Shipment Management > Shipment Set Criteria.

3 - Click New

4 - Enter the following:

ID = SHIPMENT SET
Start Date = 01/10/2008 18:20:00
Note at the bottom left of the UI shipment count = 0.

6 - Click Finished.

7 - Click Edit.

8 - Click Actions > Build Shipment Set > Build Shipment Set Locally.

Leave SMTP Host as auto set.
Add email address.
Run Job in background = YES.

9 - Click on Build Shipment Set Locally.

The message "You will receive an email at the above address when background processing completes" was displayed.

10 - The email received contains:

<StackTrace> <!--
java.lang.NullPointerException
java.lang.NullPointerException
at glog.procurement.web.servlet.ActionServlet.doAction(ActionServlet.java:219)
at glog.procurement.web.servlet.ActionServlet.doAction(ActionServlet.java:209)
at glog.procurement.web.servlet.ActionServlet$BackgroundProcess.run(ActionServlet.java:127)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:534)
--> </StackTrace>
</doAction>

Cause

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