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Custom Object fails to startup due to NoClassDefFoundError



Custom Object fail during startup in CFS56 with NoClassDefFoundError relating to a Custom class

Error Messages

[31/08/14 13:07:03:608 BST] 0000001a SystemOut O <Sun Aug 31 13:07:03 BST 2014> <1409486823608> <DEBUG> <Thd=CustomObjectsHelper delayed setup thread> <com.chordiant.service.ejb.EJBGatewayServiceBean.handleTopLevelException()> <Top level exception occured in EJB: [java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com.chordiant.businessServices.referenceDataCorporateBusinessClasses.ScoreModifierCriteria]>
[31/08/14 13:07:03:610 BST] 0000001a SystemOut O <Sun Aug 31 13:07:03 BST 2014> <1409486823610> <ERROR> <Thd=CustomObjectsHelper delayed setup thread> <com.bc.enterprise.ebs.referencedata.clientAgents.ReferenceDataClientAgent.retrieveRecordsForCache()> <Unexpected throwable [java.lang.Exception] converted to ChordiantRuntimeException by com.bc.enterprise.ebs.referencedata.clientAgentsReferenceDataClientAgentretrieveRecordsForCache

Steps to Reproduce

on Server startup & everytime

Root Cause

The error that we are getting is NoClassDefFoundError.

Original error message: java.lang.Exception: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com.chordiant.businessServices.referenceDataCorporateBusinessClasses.ScoreModifierCriteria

Original error message: java.lang.Exception: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com.chordiant.businessServices.GenRefDataCorporateBusinessClasses.RefDataAuditCriteria
NoClassDefFoundError in Java comes when Java Virtual Machine is not able to find a particular class at runtime which was available during compile time


Custom jars need to be copied to lib-cust folder of JXRuntime for packaging the application. This ensures that in the generated EAR, we get BMT and CMT jars with updated
Issue was resolved after updating file of JXEnterpriseBeansBMT_Websphere5.jar and JXEnterpriseBeansCMT_Websphere5 .jar with Custom jar containing the required class

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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