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1574404 - Launching Explorer fails on weblogic with HTTP 500 error


  • HTTP 500 Error while lunching the Explorer (polestar application: http://hostname:port/polestar ) in the Weblogic 10 deployment
  • Error on Internet Explorer :
    "The website cannot display the page - HTTP 500 Internal server error"
  • Error on Firefox :
    "Error: Compilation of JSP File '/index.jsp' failed: index.jsp:48:50: The method getServletContext() is undefined for the type Http ServletRequest final ServletContext servletContext = getServletContext();"  
  • Issue is seen when Explorer is deployed on Weblogic 10 server
  • This issue does not occur on Explorer deployed on the default Tomcat install where it works
  • Error on Weblogic logs indicate 
    [weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext@3079d78 - appName: 'polestar', name: 'polestar', context-path: '/polestar', spec-
    version: 'null'] Root cause of ServletException.
    weblogic.servlet.jsp.CompilationException: Failed to compile JSP /index.jsp
    index.jsp:48:42: The method getServletContext() is undefined for the type __index final ServletContext servletContext =getServletContext();
    at weblogic.servlet.jsp.JavelinxJSPStub.compilePage
    at weblogic.servlet.jsp.JspStub.prepareServlet( at weblogic.servlet.jsp.JspStub.prepareServlet( a



SAP BOE XI3.1 SP3 on any supported platform
Explorer XI 3.1 and Above
WebLogic 10.3 Application server


SAP BusinessObjects Explorer all versions


HTTP 500 Error Explorer getServletContext Weblogic10 , KBA , BI-BIP-DEP , Webapp Deployment, Networking, Vulnerabilities, Webservices , Problem

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