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Automic Application Manager (AM) Explorer is unable to launch and prompts the “AwE-9999 Internal error” message.


Article ID: 88598


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CA Automic Applications Manager (AM)


The User is unable to login to the Automic Application Manager (AM) client as they attempt to launch the Explorer a Java Error Message Box presents the “AwE-9999 Internal error” message.


The Graphical User Interface (GUI) logs show the following error message:


 at java.lang.String.compareTo(Unknown Source)

 at com.appworx.client.screen.explorer.X$

 at java.util.Arrays.mergeSort(Unknown Source)

There is a Component in Process Flow that has a "NULL" value in the execute order “so_execute_order” column.

This could have occurred during an Ad-Hoc insert into a Process Flow or when a User submitted Jobs via an API or SQL procedures.


Release: 8.X.X, 9.X.X



To identify the root cause of the issue one must to determine what Job has the “NULL” valued in the execute order “so_execute_order” column.

Before updating the tables to set the execute order “so_execute_order” “NULL” value to “0” a SELECT Statement can be running to found out which Job and what Process Flow is causing the issue.

The SELECT Statement can be provided via submission of a Case to the Support Team and referencing this Knowledge Base Article (Article Id: 88598).

Additional Information

The following inquires can also further troubleshoot this issue:

  1. Was this Job submitted in one (1) Database and they just performed a Database move or backup?
  2. Did a failover occur at the time that the issue was experienced?
  3. Did a User manually delete the Job from SQL*PLUS?
  4. What happened with the Job?