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Will assigning a category to a *team* correct NPE on view of Plan ?


Kevin Ramer (4.4k6159178) | asked Jul 12 '16, 10:35 a.m.
edited Jul 12 '16, 12:12 p.m.
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No, changing category helps none.   However, further observations:

  • Project area owns several plans on same time line, all exhibit NPE
  • No project time line is assigned
  • Team areas have a separate time line, none of their plans exhibit NPE

[ Original Info ]
User reports null pointer exception on viewing a plan.

java.lang.NullPointerException
com.ibm.team.apt.internal.service.tools.CategoryFilterHelper.getFilteredCategories(CategoryFilterHelper.java:62)
com.ibm.team.apt.internal.service.tools.WorkItemResolver.fetchCategories(WorkItemResolver.java:103)
com.ibm.team.apt.internal.service.tools.AbstractPlanResolveHelper.fetchPrimaryCategories(AbstractPlanResolveHelper.java:545)
com.ibm.team.apt.internal.service.tools.AbstractPlanResolveHelper.fetchCategories(AbstractPlanResolveHelper.java:574)
com.ibm.team.apt.internal.service.tools.AbstractPlanResolveHelper.fetchTeamAreaCategories(AbstractPlanResolveHelper.java:469)
com.ibm.team.apt.internal.service.rest.PlanRestService.loadPlanItemsDelayedChildren(PlanRestService.java:1862)
com.ibm.team.apt.internal.service.rest.PlanRestService.getPlanItems(PlanRestService.java:1793)
sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor3476.invoke(Unknown Source)
sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:56)

I checked further and ALL the plans owned by the Project Area exhibit this NPE, while those Plans assigned to a Team Area view ok.

6.0.2 ifix2


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Kevin Ramer (4.4k6159178) | answered Jul 12 '16, 2:53 p.m.
Assigning the "dangling" time line as the Project Timeline corrects the NPE
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