OBIEE 12c: Import Metadata Gives TNS Error With Repository Variables For Data Source Name (Doc ID 2180621.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.1.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.2.1.1.0 version, Analytics

Import metadata gives TNS error with repository variables for data source name.

There is an RPD that includes OBIA objects and when trying to import changes to a table using Import Metadata from the Oracle Data Warehouse Connection Pool, upon clicking Import Metadata, it fails with a TNS error. The data source name is VALUEOF(OLAP_DSN) and the user name is VALUEOF(OLAP_USER). The values of these variables are defined respectively.


"The connection has failed. [nQSError: 17014] Could not connect to Oracle database. [nQSError: 17001] Oracle Error code: 12154: message: ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified at OCI call OCIServerAttach."


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Import changes to a table using Import Metadata from the Oracle Data Warehouse Connection Pool.
2. The data source name is VALUEOF(OLAP_DSN) and the user name is VALUEOF(OLAP_USER).
3. Import fails with ORA-12154.

Cause

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