My Journey to the cloud…

In pursuit of excellence….

May 2012

  • Not able to login to APPS after cloning – Java.lang.NullPointerException

    Today after cloning a DEV instance from PROD – where we recently applied RUP4 (4676589) patch, I was not able to login to APPS. Launching a direct URL –, I was getting below error Java.lang.NullPointerException at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OADialogManager.getDialogMessages( at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageSecurity.displayPageSecurityError( at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageSecurity.validatePageSecurity( at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.processRequest( at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage( at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage( at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAPageBean.preparePage( at _oa__html._OA._jspService( This reminded me… Continue reading

  • Oracle Workflow not working and giving java null pointer exception..

    Recently we had an issue in our production environment where the POP3 server for Workflow was migrated to a new host and hence while changing/updating the same from ‘Workflow Manager’ GUI, it was throwing below error java.lang.NullPointerException: Host {}, Name [null] and/or Port [1521] is null we looked for a script which could have updated… Continue reading

  • Migrating LDAP server to a new host

    Recently there was a sudden requirement where our Micosoft AD (LDAP server) was being moved to a new host. This could have rendered all the application, where user authentication happens through LDAP, inaccessible – if the applicaiton would not have changed accordingly. One of the critical external customer facing application was supposed to be reconfigured to… Continue reading

  • Deleting duplicate users in Oracle Portal

    In one of our PROD application (Oracle portal), user reported that he is not able to login and getting some weird error message. Later on while troubleshooting, it was found that this is happening due to duplicate user in OID. How to remove the duplicate user from Oracle portal Step1 : Login to Portal using… Continue reading

  • “View status Diagram” not working after we applied iExpense pathes and RUP4

    Recently we implemented iexpense module (11iOIE.K) along with RUP4 patches. Post this, ‘View Status” diagram under ‘Workflow System Administrator’ option started throwing error “Error Page. Contact your system administrator” while checking the JVM logs, error logged showed OAException]:Application: FND, Message Name: FND_GENERIC_MESSAGE. Tokens: MESSAGE = java.lang.NullPointerException There is a direct hit in the Metalink for… Continue reading

About Me

I’m a Hands-On Technical & Entrprise Solutions Architect based out of Houston, TX. I have been working on Oracle ERP, Oracle Database and Cloud technologies for over 20 years and still going strong for learning new things.

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I am certified for 8x AWS, OCP (Oracle Certified Professionals), PMP, ITTL and 6 Sigma.


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