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Deleting resource

Hi All,

I am not sure what exactly is going on when deleting the Universe instance from Information Design Tool ??\

I want to know the root cause and what exactly happen ?/

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  • Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 03:05 PM


    what's your workflow here?

    what is your version, sp and patch level?

    there do seem to be a number of Notes about this. searcheable at with keyword terms "IDT deleting resources"

    See article 1808196 - Get error "An internal error occurred during: "IDT
    Deleting resources". java.lang.NullPointerException" when delete project in


    Problem is fixed in BusinessIntelligence Platform 4.0 Support Package 09
    Patch 02 and Support Package 07

    Workaround :

    1. Path to folder "C:\Users\User
      Name\.businessobjects\bimodeler_14\workspace\Project Name".
    2. Select the folder that you want to delete in IDT, and delete it.
    3. Refresh in IDT.
    4. If it doesn't work, try to restart OS and do Step 2 again.



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    • Former Member RUC ..

      As far as an RCA is required it would be a possible corruption of files at the same location as mentioned in the point 1 of note.

      Such corruptions, generally occur post some updates at OS level / due to patch implementations of security (firewall / antivirus) leading to corruption at registry level of user client machine.

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    Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 08:19 PM

    FYI, this error still occurs for me in 4.1 SP6. The workaround I found for it was to delete the folder or item within the file system as outlined above (note that I am not using the default file location, but this works when deleting from the file location I am using). I was then able to delete the item from within IDT. A reload of IDT did not automatically remove the item, but a delete would then work.

    Hope this helps someone else with similar issues,


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