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FDM Masking process throws NULL POINTER EXCEPTION error

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Article ID: 200097

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CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)

Issue/Introduction

2020-09-11 13:56:46.129 java.lang.NullPointerException
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.Datamasker.getXref(Datamasker.java:12843)
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.GenFunctions.processXMLbyDOM(GenFunctions.java:4887)
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.Datamasker.resolveFunction(Datamasker.java:13554)
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.SQLUpdate.batchPreparedMasking(SQLUpdate.java:4052)
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.SQLUpdate.run(SQLUpdate.java:5291)
 at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149)
 at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624)
 at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)


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.

Environment

Release : 4.9

Component : Fast data maker

Resolution

This is addressed in FastDataMasker-4.9.104.0. 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.

https://support.broadcom.com/web/ecx/support-content-notification/-/external/content/release-announcements/Test-Data-Manager-TDM-Patches/16649