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FDM Masking process throws NULL POINTER EXCEPTION error


Article ID: 200097


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CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)


2020-09-11 13:56:46.129 java.lang.NullPointerException
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.Datamasker.getXref(
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.GenFunctions.processXMLbyDOM(
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.Datamasker.resolveFunction(
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.SQLUpdate.batchPreparedMasking(
 at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
 at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$

This happens in 4.9, does not happen in 4.6.  This occurs and then the process continues and completes as if it was successful, but there are tables it is meant to process after this error is thrown.  I have attached log files from two jobs.

Please advise.


Release : 4.9

Component : Fast data maker


This is addressed in FastDataMasker- If you are seeing similar results, and running an older release of FDM.

Please download the latest FDM patch from below link. Install the patch and verify the issue.