On new installation, a common issue is produced by a DFC misconfiguration, manifesting as the frustrating "java.lang.NullPointerException" pop-up error in Documentum's DQMan.
Fortunately, a straightforward solution has been identified to tackle this specific issue. The solution involves making a modification to the dfc.properties file located at C:\Documentum\config. Here's a step-by-step guide to implementing the fix:
Locate the dfc.properties File: Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\Documentum\config.
Open dfc.properties in a Text Editor: Right-click on dfc.properties and open it with a text editor of your choice (e.g., Notepad).
Add the Configuration Line: Within the dfc.properties file, add the following line:properties
Save the Changes: Save the modified dfc.properties file.
Retry Opening DQMan: After saving the changes, reopen DQMan and check if the "java.lang.NullPointerException" error persists. With the added configuration line, the issue should be resolved.
The error likely stems from a mismatch or absence of a specific configuration in the dfc.properties file, leading to a null pointer exception. By adding the
dfc.date_format=dd.MM.yyyy line, you are instructing DQMan to use a specific date format, potentially bypassing the problematic code causing the error.
In the world of software troubleshooting, a seemingly complex error message can often be resolved with a simple tweak in configuration files. In the case of the "java.lang.NullPointerException" error in DQMan, the solution lies in adjusting the dfc.properties file. Following the provided steps should enable users to overcome this issue and resume their Documentum-related tasks without further hindrance.