[InterMine Dev] ClassShadow.primaryIdentifier snafu

daniela at intermine.org daniela at intermine.org
Fri Oct 9 12:13:18 BST 2020

Hi Sam,
sorry for the issue.
Initially I was thinking that the issue was related to some work I have 
done to create the Share link button.
BUt after looking at the code it seems that the otherMinesLinks.jsp page 
uses the primaryIdentifer (se here 

In fact, if you look at the source code of the QTL report page, it seems 
it breaks on friendlyMines section.

I will add a ticket for that.
Not sure why it worked before??!!!


> Hi Sam
> Maybe related or not to your error, I have been having problems with a
> class called SOTerm (which I changes to WBSOTerm at one point), where
> the builddb process was complaining of a primaryIdentifier not present
> when my first attribute was called just identifier. I changed to
> primaryIdentifier and even after many clean installl etc commands, I
> was still not able to create the class in the model, and when it’s
> created it goes to the opposite name that I am setting on my additions
> XML. I wean’t able to locate the root of the problem.
> I am doing some more tests soon, and I plan to send to InterMine and 
> the list.
> Cheers
> Paulo
>> On Oct 8, 2020, at 11:33 AM, Sam Hokin <shokin at ncgr.org> wrote:
>> I've got a bug in one of my mines that I simply cannot figure out. I 
>> have a class, which does not extend any other classes, called QTL, and 
>> here's how it's declared in 
>> dbmodel/build/resources/main/genomic_model.xml:
>> <class name="QTL" is-interface="true" 
>> term="http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/SO:0001645">
>>        <attribute name="lod" type="java.lang.Double"/>
>>        <attribute name="likelihoodRatio" type="java.lang.Double"/>
>>        <attribute name="intervalDescription" type="java.lang.String"/>
>>        <attribute name="end" type="java.lang.Double"/>
>>        <attribute name="identifier" type="java.lang.String"/>
>>        <attribute name="start" type="java.lang.Double"/>
>>        <reference name="organism" referenced-type="Organism"/>
>>        <reference name="phenotype" referenced-type="Phenotype" 
>> reverse-reference="QTLs"/>
>>        <reference name="geneticMap" referenced-type="GeneticMap" 
>> reverse-reference="QTLs"/>
>>        <reference name="linkageGroup" referenced-type="LinkageGroup" 
>> reverse-reference="QTLs"/>
>>        <collection name="dataSets" referenced-type="DataSet"/>
>> </class>
>> Note that is has an attribute called "identifier" and no attribute 
>> called "primaryIdentifier". This is my practice for classes which 
>> don't extend Annotatable/BioEntity/SequenceFeature.
>> But whenever I build the mine and look at a QTL report page, it stops 
>> after the header and I get the following in the Tomcat localhost log 
>> (and no client-side error in the Javascript console):
>> 08-Oct-2020 11:27:28.121 SEVERE [ajp-nio-8009-exec-193] 
>> org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke Servlet.service() 
>> for servlet [action] in context with path [/soymine] threw exception 
>> [An exception occurred processing [/layout.jsp] at line [93]
>> 90:       <tiles:insert page="/contextHelp.jsp"/>
>> 91:
>> 92:       <tiles:get name="body"/>
>> 93:
>> 94: <script type="text/javascript">
>> 95: jQuery(document).ready(function() {
>> 96:   jQuery("p#contactUsLink").toggle();
>> Stacktrace:] with root cause
>> 	javax.el.PropertyNotFoundException: Property [primaryIdentifier] not 
>> found on type [org.intermine.model.bio.QTLShadow]
>> So this is a server-side error, but where on earth is this desired 
>> QTLShadow.primaryIdentifier property coming from? It looks like it may 
>> be associated with a tile, but a grep of the entire mine tree shows no 
>> instance of QTL and primaryIdentifier. This is really mysterious! 
>> Thanks in advance for tips!
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