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From arja srinivasu <srinivas...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Null pointer exception while creating a XMLConfiguration object in a static method.
Date Wed, 12 May 2010 20:36:16 GMT
Thanks for the response, Sorry for the trouble, it seems the email is not displaying the source
code properly when copying the formatted code from eclipse: trying this again, after copying it from
notepad, I only saw this mailing list that I send an email to, Is there a way that I can post
the response online.

private static void load(String dataFilePath)
      throws Exception
{
   URL dataFileURL = null;
   HierarchicalConfiguration dataFromFile = null;
   final File dataFile = new File(dataFilePath);
   assertTrue(dataFile.exists(), "Data file does not exist: " + dataFile);
   log.info("Reading the data file: " + dataFile);
   dataFileURL = ConfigurationUtils.locate(dataFilePath);
   log.info(dataFileURL.toString());
   dataFromFile = new XMLConfiguration(dataFile);
}

Here is the url that is printed:
2010-05-12 13:23:11,266 INFO c.v.v.e.TestExecutionUtils [load:382] [main] - file:/G:/testware/events.verification.xml
 
Yes I tried it with a file, I think I am getting the same error with the same root cause with
the stack trace as below even when I construct the XMLConfiguration passing a File object.
 
2010-05-12 13:23:11,297 ERROR c.v.v.e.DataDrivenTestFactory [createDataDrivenTests:89] [main]
- Unable to load the configuration file events.verification.dvs.xmlorg.apache.commons.configuration.ConfigurationException
at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractFileConfiguration.load(
at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractFileConfiguration.load(
at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractHierarchicalFileConfiguration.load(
at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractHierarchicalFileConfiguration.<init>(
at org.apache.commons.configuration.XMLConfiguration.<init>(: Unable to load the configuration
file events.verification.dvs.xmlAbstractFileConfiguration.java:227) [commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]AbstractFileConfiguration.java:197)
[commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]AbstractHierarchicalFileConfiguration.java:164) [commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]AbstractHierarchicalFileConfiguration.java:109)
[commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]XMLConfiguration.java:255) [commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]Caused
by: 
at java.net.URLDecoder.decode(
at java.net.URLDecoder.decode(
at org.apache.commons.configuration.ConfigurationUtils.fileFromURL(
at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractFileConfiguration.load(
at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractFileConfiguration.load(
... 8 common frames omittedjava.lang.NullPointerException: nullURLDecoder.java:123) [na:1.6.0_18]URLDecoder.java:83)
[na:1.6.0_18]ConfigurationUtils.java:719) [commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]AbstractFileConfiguration.java:276)
[commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]AbstractFileConfiguration.java:219) [commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]
Thanks
Srinu


----- Original Message ----
From: Oliver Heger <oliver.heger@oliver-heger.de>
To: Commons Users List <user@commons.apache.org>
Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 12:40:28 PM
Subject: Re: Null pointer exception while creating a XMLConfiguration object in a static method.

Am 11.05.2010 21:47, schrieb arja srinivasu:
> Thanks for the response, Here is the code again, hope this time it does not appear garbled.
>
> {
> URL dataFileURL =
> HierarchicalConfiguration dataFromFile =
> assertTrue(dataFile.exists(), privatestatic void load(String dataFilePath)throwsExceptionnull;null;finalFile
dataFile = newFile(dataFilePath);"Data file does not exist: "+ dataFile);dataFileURL = ConfigurationUtils.locate(dataFilePath);
> //The line below throws the error.
> dataFromFile =
> }
> Thankslog.info("Reading the data file: "+ dataFile);newXMLConfiguration(dataFileURL);
> Srinu
>
I still cannot read the source code, but anyway:

Because the exception happens in URLDecoder the URL returned by 
ConfigurationUtils seems to be strange. Can you print it out to check 
how it actually looks like?

I am not sure why you do the file to URL conversion at all. You can 
directly create the XMLConfiguration passing your File object to the 
constructor. Did you test this?

Oliver

>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Oliver Heger<oliver.heger@oliver-heger.de>
> To: Commons Users List<user@commons.apache.org>
> Sent: Tue, May 11, 2010 12:27:51 PM
> Subject: Re: Null pointer exception while creating a XMLConfiguration object in a static
method.
>
> Am 11.05.2010 18:50, schrieb arja srinivasu:
>> Hi,
>> I have been running into an issue while creating an xml configuration object from
an xml file, I am using jdk 1.6.0_20 and commons-configuration-1.6.jar, similar code works
when the method is non-static, appreciate any comments or pointers in resolving this issue
>>
>> Here is the code which is creating this XMLConfiguration object.
>> privatestatic void load(String dataFilePath)throwsExceptionnull;null;  finalFile
dataFile = newFile(dataFilePath);"Data file does not exist: "+ dataFile);// this check succeeds
no assertion error is thrown"Data file is not readable: "+ dataFile);// this check succeeds
no assertion error is thrown  log.info("Reading the data file: "+ dataFile);newXMLConfiguration(dataFileURL);
>> {
>>      URL dataFileURL =
>>      HierarchicalConfiguration dataFromFile =
>>      assertTrue(dataFile.exists(),
>>      assertTrue(dataFile.canRead(),
>>      dataFileURL = ConfigurationUtils.locate(dataFilePath); //Returns a proper
url of the file passed.
>>      dataFromFile =
>> }
>
> Your code example got somehow messed up and is hardly readable. Can you
> please repost?
>
> Oliver
>
>>
>> Here is a partial stack trace of the error:
>>
>> java.lang.NullPointerException
>> at java.net.URLDecoder.decode(Unknown Source) [na:1.6.0_20]
>> at java.net.URLDecoder.decode(Unknown Source) [na:1.6.0_20]
>> at org.apache.commons.configuration.ConfigurationUtils.fileFromURL(
>> at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractFileConfiguration.load(
>> at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractFileConfiguration.load(
>> at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractHierarchicalFileConfiguration.load(
>> at org.apache.commons.configuration.AbstractHierarchicalFileConfiguration.<init>(
>> at org.apache.commons.configuration.XMLConfiguration.<init>(
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>> --Srinu: nullConfigurationUtils.java:719) [commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]AbstractFileConfiguration.java:276)
[commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]AbstractFileConfiguration.java:193) [commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]AbstractHierarchicalFileConfiguration.java:164)
[commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]AbstractHierarchicalFileConfiguration.java:126) [commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]XMLConfiguration.java:267)
[commons-configuration-1.6.jar:1.6]
>>
>>
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