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Anthony Uljanec

Play 1.5 Processing of method stops on any error even with Try Catch Block

Reported by Anthony Uljanec | February 20th, 2018 @ 03:25 PM

Framework version: 1.5
Platform you're using: Java 1.8 Ubuntu

Reproduction steps:

When I put a try catch in a controller method the code I put inside catch block never runs. If I put a 'e.printStackTrace();' that prints to log but nothing else runs. Any code after the try catch does not run and request just renders an empty page.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.


Controller code:

public static void save(Institution institution)

        ServiceResponse<Institution> response = new ServiceResponse<Institution>();
        response.setMessage("Institution was saved.");
    } catch (Exception e) {

        ServiceResponse<Institution> response = new ServiceResponse<Institution>();
        response.setMessage("There was an error creating Institution.");


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