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2777776 - Custom Masthead iView don't start due to NullPointerException at java.util.Hashtable.put() method


  • You are using a custom Masthead and have performed a NetWeaver upgrade
  • You have followed and implemented KBA: 2420334 to resolve Runtime errors with your Masthead
  • You still observe a Portal Runtime Error even after implementing the above KBA
  • Checking the developer Default Trace files you see an error similar to the below:
    com.sapportals.portal.prt.component.PortalComponentException: Error in service call of Portal Component
    Application name : <masthead-name>
    Component : pcd:portal_content/<location_to_header_iview>
    Component class : com.sapportals.portal.navigation.LightHeaderiView
    User : <user-id>
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at java.util.Hashtable.put(
    at com.sapportals.portal.prt.pom.AbstractNode.putValue(
    at com.sapportals.portal.navigation.LightHeaderiView.doContent(



  • SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java 7.3x and higher releases
  • SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal


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


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