PPM Upgrade fails with Failure occurred while applying delete_projects_job_S164940.xml, java.lang.NullPointerException at com.niku.odf.ori.xblhandlers.EntityHandler.modifyBusinessObject(EntityHandler.java:185)


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CLARITY PPM FOR ITG CLARITY PPM FEDERAL Clarity PPM SaaS - Application Clarity PPM On Premise


Upgrade to 15.5.1 fails with error:
During upgrade from 15.5 to 15.5.1
1/07/19 11:55 AM (ExecTask) Error Applying XOG: Failure occurred while applying delete_projects_job_S164940.xml
1/07/19 11:55 AM (ExecTask) Check D:\niku\clarity/logs/xog-seeddata/out/database\delete_projects_job_S164940_out.xml for errors
1/07/19 11:55 AM (ExecTask) ERROR: Upgrade failed for tenant
Error in delete_projects_job_S164940_out.xml file:
XOG-3300: Job Definition record has not been inserted java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.niku.odf.ori.xblhandlers.EntityHandler.modifyBusinessObject(EntityHandler.java:185)
at com.niku.odf.ori.xblhandlers.EntityHandler.processOdfRequest(EntityHandler.java:120)
at com.niku.odf.ori.xblhandlers.EntityHandler.postProcess(EntityHandler.java:57)
at com.niku.xql2.XQLVisitor.postProcess(XQLVisitor.java:1416)
at com.niku.union.xml.dom.DOMWalker.postProcess(DOMWalker.java:210)


This is caused by DE46559
 If a job is applied with new parameter(s) which had no parameters before.

delete_projects_job_S164940.xml is a change for a new feature, the Delete Investments job will have an additional parameter:
New Parameter in the Delete Investments Job
  1. 'Delete Marked Investments with Timesheet and Transaction Data'
  2. By Default the option is false / unchecked
The defect is in how the application determines about the new parameters being inserted. It's data dependent so will not occur on all environments.



Upgrade to 15.5.1
This may occur on other PPM versions, when xogging in a job definition with same root cause and fix.


Workaround #1, after rollback:
1. Copy the attached PREPARE_DEL_PROJ_FOR_UPGRADE.xml file to the server
2. Navigate to $clarity\bin and run the command, providing the correct path to the file (or you can also place it in $clarity\bin and not provide the full path):
dbpatch -install -file $temp\PREPARE_DEL_PROJ_FOR_UPGRADE.xml -apply
3. Once it's successful, re-run the upgrade

If this does not work, WORKAROUND #2  for On Premise:
1. Take a backup of <clarity_install_dir>\lib\osf.object.jar
2. Copy the attached osf.object.jar file to <clarity_install_dir>\lib
3. Get the path of the delete_projects_job_S164940.xml
It's usually in:
You may copy it to another location for convenience.
4. Run the command after correcting the path to the files:
serviceant -f <install_dir>\.setup\scripts\db.xml install-xog-seeddata-file -Dfile=<path of delete_projects_job_S164940.xml> -Dtenant.id=clarity -Dinstall.dir=<install_dir>
Example command:
serviceant -f C:\clarity\.setup\scripts\db.xml install-xog-seeddata-file -Dfile=C:\install\install-packages\15.5.1\package\upgrade\database\schema\xog-seeddata\delete_projects_job_S164940.xml -Dtenant.id=clarity -Dinstall.dir=C:\clarity
5. Now replace <clarity_install_dir>\lib\osf.object.jar with the original file you backed up in step 1.
6. Re-run the upgrade to 15.5.1.


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