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Excel file masking issue in FDM


Article ID: 223416


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CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)


Getting issues while masking Excel files . Unable to create the Definition file from connection window as it doesn't work/respond.

Getting below error during masking process if previously created the DM files are using.

2021-09-01 08:21:45.201 java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/xmlbeans/XmlException
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.masking.filemasking.ExcelFileMasker.doExcelFileMasking(
 at com.grid_tools.products.datamasker.Datamasker.main(
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.xmlbeans.XmlException
 at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
 at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
 at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
 ... 2 more


This issue was introduced due to xmlbeans library JAR file that was missed in the FDM patch build 4.9.179.


Release : 4.9.179 to 4.9.193

Component : Fast Data Masker


The xmlbeans library JAR was included again in FDM 4.9.195 version. This issue would occur for the FDM versions between(and including) 4.9.179 and 4.9.193.

The solution is to download the FDM patch build on or after 4.9.195 from below link and upgrade.