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Reopening work object generates a null pointer exception



​Reopening a work object through bulk processing by using the Reopen activity results in a null pointer exception.

Error Messages

Section 'pzBulkProcessingList' execution error on page 'pyBulkProcessReport' of class 'Code-Pega-List'. : null

Steps to Reproduce

Run the out of the box Bulk action and reopen the work object in bulk processing.

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules. There is an issue in pzBulkProcessingList for handling null pointer errors.

During reopening of a work object through bulk processing by using the Reopen activity, while loading the harness, the pzBulkProcessItemsInHarness activity is referred which refers the pzBulkProcessingList HTML stream.

In the HTML stream, the below code is not populated with all the values from the parameter page. Some of the parameter keys contain value on parameter page but this code returns them as null.
String strParamValue = paramPage.getString(strParamName);

As strParamvalue is null, below code throws a null pointer exception.

anchorHref+="&" + strParamName + "=" + pega_rules_utilities.encodeURLParameter(StringUtils.crossScriptingFilter(strParamValue));


Apply HFix-35058

Published August 14, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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