OBIEE 11g: Creating a Custom Folder Throws the Error - 'Item (/shared/Custom) already exists in catalog' (Doc ID 2285443.1)

Last updated on JULY 13, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On OBIEE 11g / Oracle Transportation Management 6.4.2

Create a new folder named "Custom" under Shared Folders, as below:-

  1.  Login to /analytics
  2. In the Global Header, click on the "Catalog" link.
  3. In the Catalog page, click on "Shared Folders" in the Folders pane ... See there is no sub-folder named "Custom" visible / listed.
  4. In the Catalog page's header, click on the "New" icon at the top left and select the "Folder" option.
  5. In the "New Folder" dialog, enter a Name of "Custom", and click OK.

See an Error is thrown:  Item (/shared/Custom) already exists in catalog 

 

Cause

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