Problem Posting to XML to Web API

Hi All,

I’m trying to post a simple XML file to create an OU the following is curl call and the contents of the file (ou.xml)

curl -d @ou.xml "https://example.com/api/organistaionUnits" -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/xml" -u admin:district

<organisationUnit id="IheTV7ihHgI" level="6" name="Test" shortName="TEST" xmlns="http://dhis2.org/schema/dxf/2.0">
  <externalAccess>false</externalAccess>
  <openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>
  <displayName>Test</displayName>
  <parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />
  <users/>
  <organisationUnitGroups/>
  <children/>
  <dataSets/>
  <attributeValues/>
  <userGroupAccesses/>
</organisationUnit>

The server response is:
org.springframework.web.util.NestedServletException: Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NullPointerException

Does anyone have a working example of posting OUs to the web API?

Thank you,
Dan

Hi Dan,

I was able to reproduce the issue on our demo server. It seems to be due to the empty attributevalues-element. Removing it caused the import to work as expected. Why this is, however, I do not know. We are currently looking into a separate AttributeValue-related issue with the importer, which could be related.

···

2015-06-30 19:05 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

Hi All,

I’m trying to post a simple XML file to create an OU the following is curl call and the contents of the file (ou.xml)

curl -d @ou.xmlhttps://example.com/api/organistaionUnits” -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/xml” -u admin:district

    <externalAccess>false</externalAccess>

    <openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>

    <displayName>Test</displayName>

    <parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />

    <users/>

    <organisationUnitGroups/>

    <children/>

    <dataSets/>

    <attributeValues/>

    <userGroupAccesses/>

The server response is:

org.springframework.web.util.NestedServletException: Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NullPointerException

Does anyone have a working example of posting OUs to the web API?

Thank you,

Dan


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Thank you!

I’ve also found that trying to delete OUs via the API causes a 504 Request method ‘DELETE’ not supported
Are we not able to delete OUs via the API?

···

2015-06-30 19:05 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

Hi All,

I’m trying to post a simple XML file to create an OU the following is curl call and the contents of the file (ou.xml)

curl -d @ou.xmlhttps://example.com/api/organistaionUnits” -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/xml” -u admin:district

    <externalAccess>false</externalAccess>

    <openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>

    <displayName>Test</displayName>

    <parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />

    <users/>

    <organisationUnitGroups/>

    <children/>

    <dataSets/>

    <attributeValues/>

    <userGroupAccesses/>

The server response is:

org.springframework.web.util.NestedServletException: Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NullPointerException

Does anyone have a working example of posting OUs to the web API?

Thank you,

Dan


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I’m assuming you meant a 405 (method not supported)? A 504 is a gateway timeout, which doesn’t seem applicable.

You should be able to delete orgunits through the same endpoint. Example:

curl -v -X DELETE “https://server/api/organisationUnits/” -u user:password

(I tried it on the one i created on the demo. It worked).

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2015-06-30 19:24 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

Thank you!
I’ve also found that trying to delete OUs via the API causes a 504 Request method ‘DELETE’ not supported
Are we not able to delete OUs via the API?

On Jun 30, 2015, at 1:15 PM, Halvdan Grelland halvdanhg@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Dan,

I was able to reproduce the issue on our demo server. It seems to be due to the empty attributevalues-element. Removing it caused the import to work as expected. Why this is, however, I do not know. We are currently looking into a separate AttributeValue-related issue with the importer, which could be related.


Att: Morten:

The interesting part of the stack trace:

root cause

java.lang.NullPointerException
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter$NonIdentifiableObjects.extractAttributeValues(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:1121)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter$NonIdentifiableObjects.extract(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:944)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.newObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:305)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.startImport(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:525)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObjectLocal(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:511)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:210)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:102)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.DefaultImportService.doImport(DefaultImportService.java:281)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.DefaultImportService.importObject(DefaultImportService.java:115)

Regards,

Halvdan

2015-06-30 19:05 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

Hi All,

I’m trying to post a simple XML file to create an OU the following is curl call and the contents of the file (ou.xml)

curl -d @ou.xmlhttps://example.com/api/organistaionUnits” -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/xml” -u admin:district

    <externalAccess>false</externalAccess>

    <openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>

    <displayName>Test</displayName>

    <parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />

    <users/>

    <organisationUnitGroups/>

    <children/>

    <dataSets/>

    <attributeValues/>

    <userGroupAccesses/>

The server response is:

org.springframework.web.util.NestedServletException: Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NullPointerException

Does anyone have a working example of posting OUs to the web API?

Thank you,

Dan


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I still get an error when I try with the following, I’ve attached a copy of the complete stack trace.

<externalAccess>false</externalAccess>

<openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>

<displayName>BAO Test</displayName>

<parent id="Iu06qlak3ZY" />

or this

<externalAccess>false</externalAccess>

<openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>

<displayName>BAO Test</displayName>

<parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />

<users/>

<organisationUnitGroups/>

<children/>

<dataSets/>

<userGroupAccesses/>

I am unable to reproduce the issue on the 2.19 demo server. What version are you on?

The stack trace you’ve provided is unfortunately pretty sparse. Could you have a look in the tomcat log and see if there’s some more? There’s nothing pointing at the actual root cause in this one.

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2015-06-30 19:44 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

I still get an error when I try with the following, I’ve attached a copy of the complete stack trace.

false

2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000

BAO Test

or this

false

2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000

BAO Test

On Jun 30, 2015, at 1:24 PM, Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com wrote:

Thank you!
I’ve also found that trying to delete OUs via the API causes a 504 Request method ‘DELETE’ not supported
Are we not able to delete OUs via the API?

On Jun 30, 2015, at 1:15 PM, Halvdan Grelland halvdanhg@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Dan,

I was able to reproduce the issue on our demo server. It seems to be due to the empty attributevalues-element. Removing it caused the import to work as expected. Why this is, however, I do not know. We are currently looking into a separate AttributeValue-related issue with the importer, which could be related.


Att: Morten:

The interesting part of the stack trace:

root cause

java.lang.NullPointerException
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter$NonIdentifiableObjects.extractAttributeValues(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:1121)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter$NonIdentifiableObjects.extract(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:944)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.newObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:305)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.startImport(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:525)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObjectLocal(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:511)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:210)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:102)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.DefaultImportService.doImport(DefaultImportService.java:281)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.DefaultImportService.importObject(DefaultImportService.java:115)

Regards,

Halvdan

2015-06-30 19:05 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

Hi All,

I’m trying to post a simple XML file to create an OU the following is curl call and the contents of the file (ou.xml)

curl -d @ou.xmlhttps://example.com/api/organistaionUnits” -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/xml” -u admin:district

    <externalAccess>false</externalAccess>

    <openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>

    <displayName>Test</displayName>

    <parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />

    <users/>

    <organisationUnitGroups/>

    <children/>

    <dataSets/>

    <attributeValues/>

    <userGroupAccesses/>

The server response is:

org.springframework.web.util.NestedServletException: Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NullPointerException

Does anyone have a working example of posting OUs to the web API?

Thank you,

Dan


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To follow up I just discovered why it wasn’t working I had a typo in the URL, though the error was a bit misleading.

···

2015-06-30 19:05 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

Hi All,

I’m trying to post a simple XML file to create an OU the following is curl call and the contents of the file (ou.xml)

curl -d @ou.xmlhttps://example.com/api/organistaionUnits” -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/xml” -u admin:district

    <externalAccess>false</externalAccess>

    <openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>

    <displayName>Test</displayName>

    <parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />

    <users/>

    <organisationUnitGroups/>

    <children/>

    <dataSets/>

    <attributeValues/>

    <userGroupAccesses/>

The server response is:

org.springframework.web.util.NestedServletException: Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NullPointerException

Does anyone have a working example of posting OUs to the web API?

Thank you,

Dan


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Ok. It would be good to know the typo in question. Doesn’t seem like a reasonable response for a misspelled url.

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2015-06-30 21:15 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

To follow up I just discovered why it wasn’t working I had a typo in the URL, though the error was a bit misleading.

On Jun 30, 2015, at 1:44 PM, Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com wrote:

I still get an error when I try with the following, I’ve attached a copy of the complete stack trace.

<externalAccess>false</externalAccess>
<openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>
<displayName>BAO Test</displayName>
<parent id="Iu06qlak3ZY" />

or this

<externalAccess>false</externalAccess>
<openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>
<displayName>BAO Test</displayName>
<parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />
<users/>
<organisationUnitGroups/>
<children/>
<dataSets/>
<userGroupAccesses/>

<error.html>

On Jun 30, 2015, at 1:24 PM, Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com wrote:

Thank you!
I’ve also found that trying to delete OUs via the API causes a 504 Request method ‘DELETE’ not supported
Are we not able to delete OUs via the API?

On Jun 30, 2015, at 1:15 PM, Halvdan Grelland halvdanhg@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Dan,

I was able to reproduce the issue on our demo server. It seems to be due to the empty attributevalues-element. Removing it caused the import to work as expected. Why this is, however, I do not know. We are currently looking into a separate AttributeValue-related issue with the importer, which could be related.


Att: Morten:

The interesting part of the stack trace:

root cause

java.lang.NullPointerException
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter$NonIdentifiableObjects.extractAttributeValues(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:1121)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter$NonIdentifiableObjects.extract(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:944)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.newObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:305)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.startImport(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:525)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObjectLocal(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:511)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:210)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:102)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.DefaultImportService.doImport(DefaultImportService.java:281)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.DefaultImportService.importObject(DefaultImportService.java:115)

Regards,

Halvdan

2015-06-30 19:05 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

Hi All,

I’m trying to post a simple XML file to create an OU the following is curl call and the contents of the file (ou.xml)

curl -d @ou.xmlhttps://example.com/api/organistaionUnits” -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/xml” -u admin:district

    <externalAccess>false</externalAccess>

    <openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>

    <displayName>Test</displayName>

    <parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />

    <users/>

    <organisationUnitGroups/>

    <children/>

    <dataSets/>

    <attributeValues/>

    <userGroupAccesses/>

The server response is:

org.springframework.web.util.NestedServletException: Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NullPointerException

Does anyone have a working example of posting OUs to the web API?

Thank you,

Dan


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Hi

Please be aware that there are differences from JSON to XML here. An empty collection in JSON is set to empty, but an empty collection in xml is set to -null-, so please never include an empty collection if you are using XML.

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On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 2:22 AM, Halvdan Grelland halvdanhg@gmail.com wrote:

Ok. It would be good to know the typo in question. Doesn’t seem like a reasonable response for a misspelled url.


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Morten

2015-06-30 21:15 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

To follow up I just discovered why it wasn’t working I had a typo in the URL, though the error was a bit misleading.

On Jun 30, 2015, at 1:44 PM, Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com wrote:

I still get an error when I try with the following, I’ve attached a copy of the complete stack trace.

<externalAccess>false</externalAccess>
<openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>
<displayName>BAO Test</displayName>
<parent id="Iu06qlak3ZY" />

or this

<externalAccess>false</externalAccess>
<openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>
<displayName>BAO Test</displayName>
<parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />
<users/>
<organisationUnitGroups/>
<children/>
<dataSets/>
<userGroupAccesses/>

<error.html>

On Jun 30, 2015, at 1:24 PM, Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com wrote:

Thank you!
I’ve also found that trying to delete OUs via the API causes a 504 Request method ‘DELETE’ not supported
Are we not able to delete OUs via the API?

On Jun 30, 2015, at 1:15 PM, Halvdan Grelland halvdanhg@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Dan,

I was able to reproduce the issue on our demo server. It seems to be due to the empty attributevalues-element. Removing it caused the import to work as expected. Why this is, however, I do not know. We are currently looking into a separate AttributeValue-related issue with the importer, which could be related.


Att: Morten:

The interesting part of the stack trace:

root cause

java.lang.NullPointerException
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter$NonIdentifiableObjects.extractAttributeValues(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:1121)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter$NonIdentifiableObjects.extract(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:944)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.newObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:305)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.startImport(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:525)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObjectLocal(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:511)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:210)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.importers.DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.importObject(DefaultIdentifiableObjectImporter.java:102)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.DefaultImportService.doImport(DefaultImportService.java:281)
org.hisp.dhis.dxf2.metadata.DefaultImportService.importObject(DefaultImportService.java:115)

Regards,

Halvdan

2015-06-30 19:05 GMT+02:00 Dan Cocos dan@dancocos.com:

Hi All,

I’m trying to post a simple XML file to create an OU the following is curl call and the contents of the file (ou.xml)

curl -d @ou.xmlhttps://example.com/api/organistaionUnits” -X POST -H “Content-Type: application/xml” -u admin:district

    <externalAccess>false</externalAccess>

    <openingDate>2015-05-20T23:00:00.000+0000</openingDate>

    <displayName>Test</displayName>

    <parent id="OqNfa8dQ546" />

    <users/>

    <organisationUnitGroups/>

    <children/>

    <dataSets/>

    <attributeValues/>

    <userGroupAccesses/>

The server response is:

org.springframework.web.util.NestedServletException: Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NullPointerException

Does anyone have a working example of posting OUs to the web API?

Thank you,

Dan


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