Class ApplicationException

  extended by java.lang.Throwable
      extended by java.lang.Exception
          extended by com.bea.p13n.exceptions.ApplicationException
All Implemented Interfaces
Direct Known Subclasses:
AdvisorException, AlreadyExistsException, AuthenticationException, ConfigurableEntityCreateException, ContentException, EntityNotFoundException, ExpressionException, GroupAlreadyExistsException, InvalidArgumentException, InvalidGroupnameException, InvalidPasswordException, InvalidUsernameException, MailServiceException, OperationNotSupportedException, ProfileNotFoundException, PropertySetParseException, PropertyValidationException, com.bea.p13n.rules.internal.RuleException, UserAlreadyExistsException

public abstract class ApplicationException
extends Exception

An abstract base class designed to be extended by a given subsystem or service. It provides exception-chaining functionality that allows for printing a chained stack trace. The ApplicationException is the superclass of those exceptions created as a result of an application-specific condition that may occur. For example, an application may experience a business logic failure which needs to be communicated back to the caller, and alternative programmatic action may be chosen to compensate for the failure. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that subclasses provide the same constructors that are present in this class in order to maintain the highest degree of compatibility with this API. Although not enforced by this class, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that the message argument set in the constructor originate from the WLS message catalog and not be hard-coded. For example:

   public static final MySubsystemExceptionTextFormatter myFormatter = 
         new MySubsystemExceptionTextFormatter();
   . . . 
   throw new MySubsystemException( myFormatter.MyExceptionMessage( arg0, arg1) );
Subclasses should contain data attributes pertaining to the failed condition such that a precise, meaningful message can be conveyed to the caller. A good check is to examine the exception message. If the message has placeholders representing application objects, those application objects should probably exist as attributes in the given exception class.

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Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
ApplicationException(String message)
ApplicationException(String message, Throwable cause)
ApplicationException(Throwable cause)
Method Summary
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable
fillInStackTrace, getCause, getLocalizedMessage, getMessage, getStackTrace, initCause, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, setStackTrace, toString
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public ApplicationException()


public ApplicationException(String message)
message - String representing the Exception message


public ApplicationException(String message,
                            Throwable cause)
message - String representing the exception message
cause - Throwable object representing the caused exception


public ApplicationException(Throwable cause)
cause - Throwable object representing the causing exception

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