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This patch fixes an error that may occur when opening a K2 Process in the K2 Designer for Visual Studio that has document view enabled and was created in a pre-0807 K2 blackpearl release.

This article will describe the error involved, and how to install the patch to resolve the issue.

Document View Causes an Exception

When opening a K2 Process that has the document view enabled an object reference error occurs. The parent property on the process start rule from pre-K2 blackpearl 0807 release processes is returned as null which is the cause of the exception.

The local machine has the following items installed:
  • K2 blackpearl 0807 4.8210.1.0 or 4.8210.1.1

Error Messages

The following error message relates to this issue in the KB Article:
  • Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Error Resolution

This Patch is contained within the latest K2 blackpearl 0807 Update. Install the update package to resolve the error.

The latest K2 blackpearl 0807 Update is available as an independent installation package which can be found here: https://portal.k2.com/downloads/bp/default.aspx.