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Seeing "loading VS model document null" exception while opening a VSM or test case.


Article ID: 5749


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CA Application Test CA Continuous Application Insight (PathFinder)


Trying to open a virtual service model (VSM) in the Workstation and getting the following error:

loading VS model document null. 

full stacktrace: 


at Source) 

at com.itko.util.BinaryUtil.decompressZlib( 

at com.itko.util.StrUtil.decompressZlib( 

at com.itko.lisa.vse.stateful.model.PLCarrier.getParameterList( 

at com.itko.lisa.vse.stateful.model.Request.getArguments( 

at com.itko.lisa.vse.stateful.model.Request.toString( 

at com.itko.lisa.vse.stateful.model.Request.getPropertyText( 


at com.itko.lisa.test.TestExec.getStringValue( 

at com.itko.lisa.test.TestExec.setStateValue( 

at com.itko.lisa.test.TestExec.saveNodeResponse( 

at com.itko.lisa.editor.TestNodeInfo.setRet( 

at com.itko.lisa.editor.TestCaseInfo.loadResults( 

at com.itko.lisa.editor.TestCaseEditor$2.doCallback( 

at com.itko.util.swing.panels.ProcessingDialog$ 

at Source)


All supported DevTest releases


When a VSM or a test case interacts with server, the responses are saved to a response document so the information is available later.

The response documents are created and maintained automatically. They are saved as files with a test case or VSM file name and an .rsp extension.

If for some reason this rsp file is corrupted, you may be unable to open a test case or a VSM.


Look in the folder that has the vsm file,  Delete the .rsp file related to a VSM or a test case that you are trying to open.