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I have the following code snippet and am running into the java.lang.NullPointerException. Any ideas what the issue might be?
String fN = "afile.html";
 
File file = new File(fN);
	
		try {
			
			doc = db.parse ( file );
			
		} catch (SAXException e) {
			// TODO Auto-generated catch block
			e.printStackTrace();
		} catch (IOException e) {
			// TODO Auto-generated catch block
			e.printStackTrace();
		}catch (Exception e)
		{
			e.printStackTrace();
			
		}

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On which line?
Without this - make sure that db is initialised - most likely it is null (or the file is not found and the object file is null
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i think variable db is not initialized by using "new" for example
you should use the code above before you call the parse method :  
 
DocumentBuilderFactory dbf = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();
// some code and then use 
 
doc = db.parse ( file ); // your line of code 

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Thanks, db was not initialized - that was the issue.
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