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Adding association in SOAP driver


I am creating objects with a SOAP driver on a remote system with a
webservice. When the create is done and i get a message back from the
server, indicating the create was successful, I want to add an
association in the driver.

I do it like so:


<xsl:if test="$result//*[local-name()='AddDepartmentResult'] = 'true'">
<xsl:message>AddAssociation DeptID: <xsl:value-of select="$lDeptID"/>
<xsl:message>AddAssociation DN: <xsl:value-of select="$lDN"/></xsl:message>
<xsl:message>AddAssociation src-entry-id: <xsl:value-of select="$lSrcEntryID"/></xsl:message>
<xsl:variable name="add-association">
<xsl:attribute name="dest-dn">
<xsl:value-of select="$lDN"/>
<xsl:attribute name="event-id">0</xsl:attribute>
<xsl:attribute name="src-entry-id">
<xsl:value-of select="$lSrcEntryID"/>
<xsl:value-of select="$result//*[local-name()='AddDepartmentResult']"/>
<xsl:variable name="results" select="cmd:execute($srcCommandProcessor, $add-association)"/>


I have the following namespaces and parameters in my document at the


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
exclude-result-prefixes="query cmd dncv"
<!-- parameters passed in from the DirXML engine -->
<xsl:param name="srcQueryProcessor"/>
<xsl:param name="destQueryProcessor"/>
<xsl:param name="srcCommandProcessor"/>
<xsl:param name="destCommandProcessor"/>
<xsl:param name="dnConverter"/>
<xsl:param name="fromNds"/>


The trace:


<nds dtdversion="2.0">
<product build="20141121_0927" instance="soapIntra01" version="">Identity Manager Driver for SOAP
<contact>NetIQ Corporation</contact>
<s:Envelope xmlns:s="">">
<AddDepartmentResponse xmlns="">">
<operation-data event-id="1" url="">" xm
<operation-data event-id="2" soap-action="">" xmlns:soap=
[08/27/15 18:06:22.540]:soapIntra01 ST: Cxsl:message -> Add Department - true
[08/27/15 18:06:22.540]:soapIntra01 ST: Cxsl:message -> AddAssociation DN: \IDVTREE\top\idv\structures\d
[08/27/15 18:06:22.541]:soapIntra01 ST: Cxsl:message -> AddAssociation src-entry-id: 48679
[08/27/15 18:06:22.541]:soapIntra01 ST: Cxsl:message -> AddAssociation DeptID: 23395C1857F14792B6501F0BA
[08/27/15 18:06:22.542]:soapIntra01 ST: Direct command from policy
[08/27/15 18:06:22.543]:soapIntra01 ST:
<nds dtdversion="4.0" ndsversion="8.x">
<add-association dest-dn="\IDVTREE\top\idv\structures\departments\23395C1857F14792B6501F0BAF6FFFD2" even
t-id="0" src-entry-id="48679" xmlns:soap="">>
[08/27/15 18:06:22.545]:soapIntra01 ST: Pumping XDS to eDirectory.
[08/27/15 18:06:22.545]:soapIntra01 ST:
DirXML Log Event -------------------
Driver: \IDVTREE\top\system\IDMDriverSet01\soapIntra01
Channel: Subscriber
Object: \IDVTREE\top\idv\structures\departments\23395C1857F14792B6501F0BAF6FFFD2
Status: Error
Message: Code(-9061) Error processing XSLT policy:
soapIntra01/Subscriber/itq-sub-output#XmlData (117): <xsl:variable>: expression evaluation error: function c
all to 'cmd:execute' resulted in an error: 'java.lang.NullPointerException'
[08/27/15 18:06:22.557]:soapIntra01 ST:Processing returned document.
[08/27/15 18:06:22.558]:soapIntra01 ST:Processing operation <status> for .
[08/27/15 18:06:22.558]:soapIntra01 ST:
DirXML Log Event -------------------
Driver: \IDVTREE\top\system\IDMDriverSet01\soapIntra01
Channel: Subscriber
Object: \IDVTREE\top\idv\structures\departments\23395C1857F14792B6501F0BAF6FFFD2
Status: Error
Message: Code(-9037) One or more errors occurred while processing an XSLT policy.
[08/27/15 18:06:22.568]:soapIntra01 ST:End transaction.


So it looks like the data for the assicoation attribute is okay, but for
some reason I get a "java.lang.NullPointerException".

This is an IDM 4.5.1 system. In production this driver works, and the
association add works aswell. So, I might think that the upgrade has
broken this functionality. I don't know how though.

Driver is version

Any ideas?

thanks in advance,


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  • jacmarpet <> wrote:

    > Did something change in IDM 4.5 maybe?

    Lots of association code got touched in 4.5 because they added a new
    (optional) way to handle associations.

    It is definitely possible.

    Also, why is your association value set to 'true'? That seems problematic
    and likely non-unique

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