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1299006 - Upgrading to ojdbc14.jar from classes12.jar causes null pointer exception error


Using the JRC to generate command based reports with parameters.

Reports render correctly using the Oracle JDBC driver classes12.jar (for JDK's 1.2 and 1.3).

Reports generate "processHttpRequest fails with null pointer exception" error when using Oracle JDBC driver ojdbc14.jar (for JDK's 1.4 and 1.5).

Reproducing the Issue

  • Create a report that is based on an SQL command, not on tables
  • The report should include at least one paramter
  • Render the report using the Oracle ojdbc14.jar driver
  • The report will fail with the null pointer exception error


The error is seen in JRC Patch 5 and earlier.

The issue has been identified and tracked under ID ADAPT00999833.

The issue has been resolved in JRC Patch 6. 


Upgrade the JRC, now referred to as the Crystal Reports for Eclipse SDK.

The current version is available from the Crystal Reports for Eclipse Download page under the Runtime Libraries section.

See Also



jrc null pointer exception oracle upgrade jdbc classes12.jar ojdbc14.jar sdk , KBA , BI-DEV-JAV , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - Java , Problem


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