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Caught exception while attempting to perform action ID from workflow ID on issue ID - Null Pointer



I am trying to create a workflow post function plugin for our JIRA that clears the value of a custom field during a transition. It is a Date Picker Field to be exact.


So far the stack trace had been helpful with figuring out what I did wrong, but now I've reached an error, that doesn't tell me enough. This is the current stack trace:


/secure/WorkflowUIDispatcher.jspa [c.a.jira.workflow.OSWorkflowManager] Caught exception while attempting to perform action 61 from workflow 150430 on issue 'JAVACC-1495'
at com.opensymphony.workflow.AbstractWorkflow.executeFunction(
at com.opensymphony.workflow.AbstractWorkflow.transitionWorkflow(
at com.opensymphony.workflow.AbstractWorkflow.doAction(
at com.atlassian.jira.workflow.OSWorkflowManager.doWorkflowActionInsideTxn(
at com.atlassian.jira.workflow.OSWorkflowManager.doWorkflowAction(
at com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.DefaultIssueService.transition(
at com.atlassian.jira.web.action.workflow.SimpleWorkflowAction.doExecute(
... 1 filtered
at com.atlassian.jira.action.JiraActionSupport.execute(
... 7 filtered
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(
... 48 filtered
at com.atlassian.greenhopper.jira.filters.ClassicBoardRouter.doFilter(
... 12 filtered
at com.atlassian.web.servlet.plugin.request.RedirectInterceptingFilter.doFilter(
... 58 filtered
... 1 filtered
... 39 filtered
at com.atlassian.jira.servermetrics.CorrelationIdPopulatorFilter.doFilter(
... 10 filtered
at com.atlassian.web.servlet.plugin.request.RedirectInterceptingFilter.doFilter(
... 4 filtered
at com.atlassian.web.servlet.plugin.LocationCleanerFilter.doFilter(
... 26 filtered
at com.atlassian.jira.servermetrics.MetricsCollectorFilter.doFilter(
... 23 filtered
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$


I can't seem to figure out where the Null Pointer is located.

Prior to that I had an error regarding an Orderable Field to not be allowed to be NULL, which I fixed, so I assume the error lies afters those lines. I just can't figure it out.


My attempts to log any variable information has not really worked so far. Does anybody have any ideas how to figure this out?

Any help would be appreciated!


Kind regards,


1 answer

Hello Felix

I walked into the same error you did. Were you able to find out what caused the mistake in the meantime?

Many thanks, Rolf

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