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1769050 - 'Add Theme to Portal Desktop' option is missing after upgrade to Portal 7.3x or above


  • The issue occurs after upgrade to SAP Netweaver Enterprise Portal 7.3x anvd above from any lower version like SAP Netweaver 7.0, 7.01 and 7.02.
  • 'Add Theme to Portal Desktop' option in context menu is missing when a user tries to add a Theme to a Portal Desktop.


  • Option for creating a new object(iView/Page/Workset/Role) is missing in context menu when a user tries to create an object in Portal Content Directory.


  • In the trace files, following exceptions can be seen:

com.sapportals.portal.prt.component.PortalComponentException: Error in init method
Component :     
Caused by: Object: [] load failed                                                                                                                                                           
Caused by: Could not instantiate implementation class of Portal Component because: Could not find implementation class

com.sapportals.portal.prt.component.PortalComponentException: Error in service call of Portal Component
Application name :
Component : pcd:portal_content/
Component class :
User : <user_name>

Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException: while trying to invoke the method com.sapportals.htmlb.Component.setParent(com.sapportals.htmlb.Container) of an object loaded from local variable 'component'

com.sapportals.portal.prt.runtime.PortalRuntimeException: The object found is not an IView: <XXX>

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  • SAP NetWeaver 7.3x
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.5


SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3


Enterprise Portal 7.0, EP 7.0, Enterprise Portal 7.01, EP 7.01, Enterprise Portal 7.02, EP 7.02, Enterprise Portal 7.03, EP 7.03, Enterprise Portal 7.1, EP 7.1, Enterprise Portal 7.2, EP 7.2, Enterprise Portal 7.30, EP 7.30, Enterprise Portal 7.31, EP 7.31, Enterprise Portal 7.40, EP 7.4, Enterprise Portal 7.50, EP 7.5, modify portal desktop, unavailable, custom theme, customize, Add Theme to Portal Desktop, context menu, content administration, Portal content,, com.sapportals.portal.prt.runtime.PortalRuntimeException, com.sapportals.htmlb.Component.setParent,, The object found is not an IView,  Error in init method, new, right-click
, KBA , EP-PIN-TOL , Themes / Portal UI Theme Designer / Theme Editor , EP-PIN-NAV , Navigation , EP-PIN-PRT , Portal Runtime , Problem

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