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Kettle / Data Integration - unable to create a Database Connection (XulException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException)

Question asked by Yves Borenstein on Jan 24, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2018 by Yves Borenstein

Having finally got kettle to start and not hang, I still cannot use it to much avail, as when I try to create a new Database Connection (after creating a new Transformation) I get this error:


org.pentaho.ui.xul.XulException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException

Thereafter, I get this more general error for the same actions:


General error in dialog

In order to get the first 'java...TargetException' again, I have to close and restart kettle.
Note, this also happens when I load an existing kettle job and try to edit its database connection.


Could this be a configuration issue? A missing or misplaced file ? What is the Target that is failing to be Invoked? Thanks in advance for your help.


My config:

macos 10.12.6 (Sierra)
Pentaho Data Integration (or kettle) 7.1.0
java version "9.0.4"