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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 : CA Test Data Manager


This is addressed in FastDataMasker- If you are seeing similar results, and running an older release of FDM, please open a support case and request a copy of the FastDataMasker- or greater release.