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NullPointerException:while trying to invoke the methodEntityManager.persist


We are getting below error when we create an instance of the class which is invoking an entity manager to persist objects using JPA. It would be like a stateless bean creating an instance for the class which is invoking an entity manager to persist objects.


java.lang.RuntimeException: java.lang.NullPointerException: while trying to invoke the method javax.persistence.EntityManager.persist(java.lang.Object) of an object loaded from field com.persistence.service.manager.impl.CommonPersistenceInterfaceManagerImpl.em of an object loaded from local variable 'this'.

Please let us know are we able to create an instance for Persistable class to reuse it anywhere?.

Code Sample:

// Persistance Manager Class

public class CommonPersistenceInterfaceManagerImpl



private EntityManager em;

public String save(Persistable pers)



return "True";



// Stateless webservice


public class ManageImplBean implements Manage {

CommonPersistenceInterfaceManagerImpl cmp;

public ManageImplBean()


cmp = new CommonPersistenceInterfaceManagerImpl();;



PS: If we have created an EntityManager instance in the same webservice then it is working fine.

Best Regards,


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    Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 11:22 PM


    in CommonPersistenceInterfaceManagerImpl the EntityManager em is not injected because CommonPersistenceInterfaceManagerImpl is no StateLess session bean but a pure java class that is instantiated in the other bean's class.

    For dependency injection of persistence context, CommonPersistenceInterfaceManagerImpl should itself be a SLSB and should not be instanciated in ManageImplBean but referenced via @EJB.



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