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OBIEE 11g: Error: "Invalid Settings In Config File: Bad Config Instance" when Starting Presentation Service after Adding the Tag ConnectionExpireMinutes to Instanceconfig.xml (Doc ID 1606105.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 12, 2019

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You have a working OBIEE 11g environment. In the file


you added the following entries:


between the <ServerInstance>....</ServerInstance> tags.

When you re-started Presentation services, you got the following error:

13/11/25 21:28:41 Start process
[Util Logger] Exception occurred:
  Message:Invalid settings in config file: Bad config instance '/u00/oraobi/Middleware/instances/instance1/config/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1/instanceconfig.xml'!

Unknown element 'ConnectionExpireMinutes'

Element 'ConnectionExpireMinutes' is not valid for content model: 'All(BIforOfficeURL,SmartViewInstallerURL,BIClientInstallerURL32Bit,BIClientInstallerURL64Bit,SmartSpaceInstallerURL,SESSearchUrl,CatalogPath,CustomerMessageDBPath,DefaultTimeoutMinutes,DSN,LightWriteback,ReportAggregateEnabled,XPLowFragmentationHeap,EnablePartialReportUpdate,ActionFramework,ActionLinks,SoapClient,Advan



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