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Error on Process Migration

Question asked by jatz on Jul 5, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 17, 2013 by frederikheremans1
With Activiti 5.11 we are seeing an error show up on our system during migration.

The migration is for our older existing processes to be migrated to the new updated ones using the SetProcessDefinitionVersionCmd.

The scenario is that we have a simple user task in our first flow. After this gets deployed a change is done where a timer is attached to the user task and redeployed again.

But any process with the older task which gets migrated throws the below exception when trying to complete the user task:

java.lang.NullPointerException
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionDestroyScope.execute(AtomicOperationTransitionDestroyScope.java:95)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:85)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:535)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerEnd.eventNotificationsCompleted(AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerEnd.java:36)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:56)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:85)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:535)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:49)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:85)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:535)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.take(ExecutionEntity.java:370)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.BpmnActivityBehavior.performOutgoingBehavior(BpmnActivityBehavior.java:102)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.BpmnActivityBehavior.performDefaultOutgoingBehavior(BpmnActivityBehavior.java:51)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.FlowNodeActivityBehavior.leave(FlowNodeActivityBehavior.java:44)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.AbstractBpmnActivityBehavior.leave(AbstractBpmnActivityBehavior.java:47)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.UserTaskActivityBehavior.signal(UserTaskActivityBehavior.java:98)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.signal(ExecutionEntity.java:353)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.TaskEntity.complete(TaskEntity.java:157)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.cmd.CompleteTaskCmd.execute(CompleteTaskCmd.java:39)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.cmd.CompleteTaskCmd.execute(CompleteTaskCmd.java:24)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.cmd.NeedsActiveTaskCmd.execute(NeedsActiveTaskCmd.java:58)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandExecutorImpl.execute(CommandExecutorImpl.java:24)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContextInterceptor.execute(CommandContextInterceptor.java:60)
   at org.activiti.spring.SpringTransactionInterceptor$1.doInTransaction(SpringTransactionInterceptor.java:42)
   at org.springframework.transaction.support.TransactionTemplate.execute(TransactionTemplate.java:130)
   at org.activiti.spring.SpringTransactionInterceptor.execute(SpringTransactionInterceptor.java:40)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.LogInterceptor.execute(LogInterceptor.java:32)
   at org.activiti.engine.impl.TaskServiceImpl.complete(TaskServiceImpl.java:157)
   

How do we make sure that the above does not happen?

I have attached the files - one Unit test, and the older and newer migrated flow.

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