Created On:  21 September 2010

Problem:

When importing test definitions from Excel in SilkCentral Test Manager 2009, the following error appears:

"Unexpected import processing error from Excel file ... java.lang.NullPointerException"


Resolution:

This is a known issue within SilkCentral Test manager's import facility from Microsoft Excel, the import facility cannot deal with blank rows between test definitions or blank rows at the end of the file:

To overcome this issue:

- Open the Excel document
- Go to the last test definition.
- Remove any empty rows after this.

If this does not work:

- Copy only the cells with the test definitions.
- Create a new Excel document.
- Paste only the test definitions into this file.

This has been addressed in a subsequent version of SilkCentral Test Manager.
Incident #2458476