SAP adapter throwing error IS8.0.1.0

Hi. I am using webMethods v8.0 with SAP adapter v7. , with fixes:

I am calling:

And I am getting the error message:
[ART.117.4002] Adapter Runtime (Adapter Service): Unable to invoke adapter service
[SAP.116.9551] Adapter service error: java.lang.NullPointerException - null

I have been trying to find more info on this error and would apreciate any help…

What are the inputs you are passing in the service sendIDOC?

Also please check if the SAP Adapter connection alias is enabled (I am sure it must have already)


I am passing the ServerName which is connection Alias name, $tid and iDocList which is the message to be sent.

And yes connection was enabled.

Please consider to Update the SAP-Adpater to the latest Fix and JCo-Libraries, as this might solve several issues.


JCo 3.0.11
IdocJCo 3.0.11


Another option is to use*.ALE:OutboundProcess instead.

Should work nearly the same way.

OutboundProcess was and is working for us for SAP 6.5 on IS 6.5, SAP 7.1 on IS 7.1 and SAP 7.1 on IS 9.5.
We never used any IS 8.x.