PSTREE2PDF runs to No Success in PeopleSoft


Here’s an interesting issue:

  1. In any PeopleSoft instance, Navigate to Main Menu > Tree Manager > Tree Manager
  2. Open any tree and click on the Export to PDF hyperlink
  3. In the run control page that appears, click on the Run button and submit the PSTREE2PDF process
  4. If your process runs to No Success, see if the following error message appears:

First operand of . is NULL, so cannot access member name. (180,236) PSTREE2PDF.XMLFile.GBL.default.1 900-01-01.Step01.OnExecute PCPC:27842 Statement:473

Also, verify if you are able to open the record PSTREEMGRVAR (for example). If you get the error message as below, then the issue is related to the Object definitions that the permission list assigned to your user profile can access.

To resolve this issue, follow the steps provided below:

Step 1: Navigate to Main Menu > PeopleTools > Security > user Profile and note down your Primary Permission list – say, ALLPAGES

Step 2: Open up an instance of Application Designer

Step 3: Navigate to Go > Definition Security


Step 4: Once the PS Definition Security window opens, navigate to File > Open > Permission List

Step 5: Search for your primary permission list and click on OK

Step 6: You would have two panes – Group ID and Excluded Group ID


Step 7: Select all applicable items from the right pane and click on the Double arrow button


Step 8 : Select File > Save

Step 9 : See if you’re able to access record PSTREEMGRVAR

Now, try re-running the TREE2PDF process and it should run to success now.

Have fun! 🙂


About Manikandan Surendren

A PeopleSoft Techno-functional Consultant. An engineering graduate in Computer Science. Technology Enthusiast. Movie freak. Gadget geek.
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