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2724436 - "ModuleException" and "NullPointerException" in Axis scenario


SOAP Sender / Receiver communication channel with Axis Protocol is used in the business scenario. After configuring the channel(s) correctly, the scenario fails with the following "ModuleException" which ends in a "NullPointerException":

javax.ejb.EJBException: (Failed in component:, BC-XI-CON-AFW-TAD) Exception raised from invocation of public, throws method on bean instance for bean*xml|*xml|AFAdapterBean in application; nested exception is: java.lang.NullPointerException: while trying to invoke the method, of a null object loaded from field of an object loaded from local variable 'this'

After collecting XPI Inspector traces with example 50, using the affected communication channel(s), the following errors can be seen in the traces:

Catching java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/axis/AxisEngine
at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.forNameFW(
at java.lang.Class.forName(


Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.axis.AxisEngine
------------------------- Loader Info -------------------------
ClassLoader name: []
Living status: alive
Direct parent loaders:
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Process Integration, PI, Process Orchestration, PO, NetWeaver, XI, AEX, ModuleException, NullPointerException, NoClassDefFoundError, Axis, ClassNotFoundException, required component missing, looking for org.apache , KBA , BC-XI-CON-AXS , Axis Extention for SOAP Adapter , BC-XI-CON-SOP , SOAP Adapter , Problem

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