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Hi Experts,

In SRM 7 we are experiencing the following issue:
The Buyer changes a PO, changing the line item status from Required to Received, enters a reason for the change (Reason Code).
When the Buyer clicks the Order button, the system dumps.

The short dump occurs in /SAPSRM/CL_CH_WD_MAP_IDENT method UPDATE_ACTIONS.

Below is the short dump information from ST22:

Short text - Access via 'NULL' object reference not possible.

Termination occurred in the ABAP program "/SAPSRM/CL_CH_WD_MAP_IDENT====CP" -

The main program was "SAPMHTTP ".

In the source code you have the termination point in line 37
of the (Include) program "/SAPSRM/CL_CH_WD_MAP_IDENT====CM007".

The termination is caused because exception "CX_SY_REF_IS_INITIAL" occurred in
procedure "UPDATE_ACTIONS" "(METHOD)", but it was neither handled locally nor
in the RAISING clause of its signature.

The procedure is in program "/SAPSRM/CL_CH_WD_MAP_IDENT====CP "; its source
code begins in line
1 of the (Include program "/SAPSRM/CL_CH_WD_MAP_IDENT====CM007 ".

This is the code beginning at line 37 of /SAPSRM/CL_CH_WD_MAP_IDENT method UPDATE_ACTIONS

CALL METHOD io_meta_consumer->get_action_metadata
iv_set_type = lv_settype " header set type
iv_set_key = lv_header_guid " header guid
iv_action = ls_idr_action-action " action name
rv_enabled = lv_enabled.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • Posted on Nov 09, 2012 at 02:11 PM

    Hello Shari,

    your object io_meta_consumer is not intancied: check why.



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    • Former Member

      Hi Laurent,

      Thank you for your prompt reply.

      Yes io_meta_consumer is not instantiated which is the cause of the short dump.

      Since this is an SAP program would you be aware of a Note that will address this issue?

      We have recently installed support packs 701 SP11 for Netweaver and 700 SP12 for SRM and did not have this issue before the installs.


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