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Platform, Locale, and Platform Name must not be null  - Error Help

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Below is the actual error that I'm getting:

The system has attempted to use an undefined value, which usually indicates a programming error, either in your code or some system code.
Null Pointers are another name for undefined values. Platform, Locale, and Platform Name must not be null  
 
 
The error occurred in C:\ColdFusion9\wwwroot\finance\admin\creditapp2.cfm: line 36
 
34 :         <cfpdfformparam name="income" value="#qmyrecord.monthlyincome#">
35 :         <cfpdfformparam name="othersource" value="#qmyrecord.othersource#">
36 :         <cfpdfformparam name="othermonthly" value="#qmyrecord.otherincome#">
37 :        
38 : </cfpdfform>

Below is all of my code:

 <cfif StructKeyExists(url,"recordid")>
      <cfquery name="qMyRecord" datasource="users">
select * from creditapp
WHERE idcreditapp = <cfqueryparam cfsqltype="cf_sql_integer" value="#url.recordid#">
  </cfquery>
    </cfif>
    <cfpdfform source="c:\coldfusion9\wwwroot\finance\admin\creditapp.pdf"
    destination="c:\coldfusion9\wwwroot\finance\admin\yourapp.pdf" action="populate" overwrite="true">
      <cfpdfformparam name="name" value="#qmyrecord.lastname#   /   #qmyrecord.firstname#   /   #qmyrecord.middle#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="generation" value="#qmyrecord.generation#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="birthdate" value="#qmyrecord.birthdate#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="social" value="#qmyrecord.soc1#-#qmyrecord.soc2#-#qmyrecord.soc3#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="homephone" value="#qmyrecord.homephone#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="address" value="#qmyrecord.address#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="city" value="#qmyrecord.city#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="state" value="#qmyrecord.state#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="zip" value="#qmyrecord.zip#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="timeaddress" value="#qmyrecord.residentyears# Years  #qmyrecord.residentyears# Months">
      <cfpdfformparam name="email" value="#qmyrecord.email#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="cellphone" value="#qmyrecord.cellphone#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="monthlyrent" value="#qmyrecord.monthlypayment#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="residenttype" value="#qmyrecord.resident#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="employer" value="#qmyrecord.employer#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="occupation" value="#qmyrecord.occupation#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="timejob" value="#qmyrecord.ytimejob#  #qmyrecord.mtimejob#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="employerphone" value="#qmyrecord.businessphone#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="income" value="#qmyrecord.monthlyincome#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="othersource" value="#qmyrecord.othersource#">
      <cfpdfformparam name="othermonthly" value="#qmyrecord.otherincome#">
    </cfpdfform>


Any help with this would be great.  

Thank you,

Ken
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Question by:sonicimpulse
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by:SidFishes
ID: 37725104
the error tels you what you need to know

Platform, Locale, and Platform Name must not be null  

The easiest way to deal with this kind of error is

<cfparam name="Platform" default="">

which creates a variable with a zero length string as it's default value. The default value can be anything that's appropriate to your data type.

There are other ways to deal with this as well which have different effects depending on the situation
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by:sonicimpulse
ID: 37725667
I added <cfparam name="Platform" default=""> and I'm still getting the same error.
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by:sonicimpulse
ID: 37726096
I tried the following and I still get the same error:

<cfparam name="Platform" default="0">
<cfparam name="Platform" default="blank">
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by:SidFishes
ID: 37726580
where are you putting that - the code you've pasted makes no reference to Platform, Locale, and Platform Name
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by:sonicimpulse
ID: 37729368
Here is my code with the <cfparam name="Platform" default="nothing">
I'm not familar with this error so I don't understand how to fix it.

  <cfif StructKeyExists(url,"recordid")>
    <cfquery name="qMyRecord" datasource="users">
select * from creditapp
WHERE idcreditapp = <cfqueryparam cfsqltype="cf_sql_integer" value="#url.recordid#">
  </cfquery>
  </cfif>

<cfpdfform source="c:\coldfusion9\wwwroot\finance\admin\creditapp.pdf"
    destination="c:\coldfusion9\wwwroot\finance\admin\yourapp.pdf" action="populate" overwrite="true">
          
        <cfparam name="Platform" default="nothing">
        <cfpdfformparam name="name" value="#qmyrecord.lastname#   /   #qmyrecord.firstname#   /   #qmyrecord.middle#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="generation" value="#qmyrecord.generation#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="birthdate" value="#qmyrecord.birthdate#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="social" value="#qmyrecord.soc1#-#qmyrecord.soc2#-#qmyrecord.soc3#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="homephone" value="#qmyrecord.homephone#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="address" value="#qmyrecord.address#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="city" value="#qmyrecord.city#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="state" value="#qmyrecord.state#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="zip" value="#qmyrecord.zip#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="timeaddress" value="#qmyrecord.residentyears# Years  #qmyrecord.residentyears# Months">
        <cfpdfformparam name="email" value="#qmyrecord.email#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="cellphone" value="#qmyrecord.cellphone#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="monthlyrent" value="#qmyrecord.monthlypayment#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="residenttype" value="#qmyrecord.resident#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="employer" value="#qmyrecord.employer#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="occupation" value="#qmyrecord.occupation#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="timejob" value="#qmyrecord.ytimejob#  #qmyrecord.mtimejob#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="employerphone" value="#qmyrecord.businessphone#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="income" value="#qmyrecord.monthlyincome#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="othersource" value="#qmyrecord.othersource#">
        <cfpdfformparam name="othermonthly" value="#qmyrecord.otherincome#">
       
</cfpdfform>
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by:_agx_
ID: 37730156
I'm not familar with this error so I don't understand how to fix it.


We don't know how to fix it either since there's nothing in the code you've shown that even uses a variable named "Platform". Post the stack trace.

> <cfpdfform source="c:\coldfusion9\wwwroot\finance\admin\creditapp.pdf"
>    destination="c:\coldfusion9\wwwroot\finance\admin\yourapp.pdf"

You realize that generates the same file for every request right? So you're potentially sharing someone else's financial info, social security number, etc... with the wrong party. Very bad ... Not that storing that info unsecured in a db or pdf file is a good idea either.
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by:sonicimpulse
ID: 37730318
Below is the stack trace:

java.lang.NullPointerException: Platform, Locale, and Platform Name must not be null
      at com.adobe.fontengine.fontmanagement.platform.PlatformFontDescription.<init>(PlatformFontDescription.java:51)
      at com.adobe.fontengine.font.opentype.OpenTypeFont.getPlatformFontDescription(OpenTypeFont.java:2538)
      at com.adobe.fontengine.font.FontImpl.getPlatformFontDescription(FontImpl.java:428)
      at com.adobe.fontengine.font.FontImpl.getPlatformFontDescription(FontImpl.java:415)
      at com.adobe.fontengine.fontmanagement.platform.PlatformFontResolverImpl.addFont(PlatformFontResolverImpl.java:56)
      at com.adobe.internal.pdftoolkit.core.fontset.impl.PDFFontSetImpl.addFont(PDFFontSetImpl.java:164)
      at com.adobe.internal.pdfm.util.FontSetBuilder.loadFontsPath(FontSetBuilder.java:418)
      at com.adobe.internal.pdfm.util.FontSetBuilder.loadSystemFonts(FontSetBuilder.java:346)
      at com.adobe.internal.pdfm.util.FontSetBuilder.makePDFFontSet(FontSetBuilder.java:239)
      at com.adobe.internal.pdfm.util.FontSetBuilder.getPdfFontSet(FontSetBuilder.java:93)
      at com.adobe.internal.pdfm.PDFM7Factory.getPdfFontSet(PDFM7Factory.java:97)
      at coldfusion.document.DocumentServiceImpl.getAssemblerFontSet(DocumentServiceImpl.java:512)
      at coldfusion.pdf.PDFForm.populateFields(PDFForm.java:292)
      at coldfusion.tagext.lang.PDFFormTag.doEndTag(PDFFormTag.java:347)
      at cfcreditapp22ecfm266578086.runPage(C:\ColdFusion9\wwwroot\finance\admin\creditapp2.cfm:37)
      at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231)
      at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416)
      at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65)
      at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:363)
      at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48)
      at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40)
      at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:87)
      at coldfusion.filter.LicenseFilter.invoke(LicenseFilter.java:27)
      at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70)
      at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28)
      at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38)
      at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46)
      at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38)
      at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22)
      at coldfusion.filter.CachingFilter.invoke(CachingFilter.java:53)
      at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:200)
      at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89)
      at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86)
      at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42)
      at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46)
      at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94)
      at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101)
      at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106)
      at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42)
      at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:286)
      at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543)
      at jrun.servlet.http.WebService.invokeRunnable(WebService.java:172)
      at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320)
      at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428)
      at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266)
      at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)
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_agx_ earned 2000 total points
ID: 37730390
I've seen that weird internal error raised a few times but unfortunately haven't a clue about the cause. Might be a CF bug.

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/756717?start=0&tstart=0
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/Cold_Fusion_Markup_Language/Q_26984685.html
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