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Re: Nullpointer Exception when using UDF

Below is the code I got/used from https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-2361/
I have attached the file that has all the UDF's ( of which I am using GenericUDFMax and GenericUDFSum) that fails with same errors at same point.

And also realize I tried using other udf (GenericUDFMax) and it fails exactly at the same point.

Code for GenericUDFSum as shown below.

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package com.nexr.platform.analysis.udf;

import org.apache.commons.lang.StringUtils;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.Description;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.UDFArgumentException;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.UDFArgumentTypeException;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.metadata.HiveException;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.udf.UDFType;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.udf.generic.GenericUDF;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde.Constants;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.io.DoubleWritable;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.objectinspector.ObjectInspector;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.objectinspector.ObjectInspectorConverters;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.objectinspector.ObjectInspectorConverters.Converter;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.objectinspector.ObjectInspectorUtils;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.objectinspector.ObjectInspectorUtils.ObjectInspectorCopyOption;
import org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.objectinspector.primitive.PrimitiveObjectInspectorFactory;
import org.apache.hadoop.io.LongWritable;
import org.apache.hive.pdk.HivePdkUnitTest;
import org.apache.hive.pdk.HivePdkUnitTests;
@Description(name = "sum",
    value = "_FUNC_(hash_key, order_by_col1, order_by_col2 ...) " +
            "- Returns the summed value of group",
    extended = "Example:\n"
    + "  > SELECT _FUNC_(HASH(p1, p2), order_by_col1, order_by_col2, ... ) FROM (\n"
    + "  >         SELECT ~ FROM table DISTRIBUTE BY HASH(p1,p2) SORT BY p1,p2,order_by_col1, order_by_col2 DESC, ... \n"
    + "  > );")

    setup = "", cleanup = "",
    cases = {
        query = "SELECT t.empno, t.deptno, t.sal, nexr_sum(hash(t.deptno),t.sal) as sal_sum"
            +"  FROM ("
            +"      select a.empno, a.deptno, a.sal from emp a"
            +"      distribute by hash(a.deptno)"
            +"      sort BY a.deptno, a.empno"
            +"  ) t;",
        result ="7782\t10\t2450\t2450\n"
@UDFType(deterministic = false, stateful = true)
public class GenericUDFSum extends GenericUDF {
    private final LongWritable longResult = new LongWritable();
    private final DoubleWritable doubleResult = new DoubleWritable();
    private ObjectInspector hashOI, valueOI, prevHashStandardOI, resultOI;
    private Object prevHash;
    public ObjectInspector initialize(ObjectInspector[] arguments) throws UDFArgumentException {
        if (arguments.length != 2) {
            throw new UDFArgumentException("Exactly two argument is expected.");

        for(int i=0;i<arguments.length;i++){
            if (arguments[i].getCategory() != ObjectInspector.Category.PRIMITIVE) {
                throw new UDFArgumentTypeException(i,
                        "Only primitive type arguments are accepted but "
                        + arguments[i].getTypeName() + " is passed.");

        String t = arguments[1].getTypeName();
        if (t.equals(Constants.TINYINT_TYPE_NAME)||
                t.equals(Constants.BIGINT_TYPE_NAME)) {
            resultOI = PrimitiveObjectInspectorFactory.writableLongObjectInspector;
        } else if (t.equals(Constants.FLOAT_TYPE_NAME)||
                t.equals(Constants.STRING_TYPE_NAME)) {
            resultOI = PrimitiveObjectInspectorFactory.writableDoubleObjectInspector;
        } else{
            throw new UDFArgumentTypeException(1,
                    "Only numeric or string type arguments are accepted but "
                    + arguments[1].getTypeName() + " is passed.");

        hashOI = arguments[0];
        valueOI = arguments[1];
        return resultOI;

    public Object evaluate(DeferredObject[] arguments) throws HiveException {
        Object hash = arguments[0].get();
        Object value = arguments[1].get();
        if (prevHash==null||ObjectInspectorUtils.compare(prevHash,prevHashStandardOI,hash,hashOI)!=0) {
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