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Error: "Child cannot be changed in parent" when Creating Sub-Folder (Doc ID 1215090.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 10.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When you try to create a sub-folder using the Content Server web interface, the operation fails with this error:

Content Server Request Failed
Unable to create virtual folder. Child 'FOLDER NAME' cannot be changed in parent.

You see this error in the Windows Event log:

Event generated by user 'USER' at host 'host'. Unable to create virtual folder. Child 'FOLDER NAME' cannot be changed in parent. [ Details ]  An error has occurred.

The server log shows this:

!csUserEventMessage, USER,HOST!$!csCollectionUnableToCreateCollection!csCollectionCanNotManipulateCollection,Memphis
intradoc.common.ServiceException: !csCollectionUnableToCreateCollection!csCollectionCanNotManipulateCollection,Memphis
at intradoc.server.ServiceRequestImplementor.buildServiceException(
at intradoc.server.Service.buildServiceException(
at intradoc.server.Service.createServiceExceptionEx(
at collections.CollectionUserHandler.verifyNoChildManipulation(
at collections.CollectionUserHandler.addCollectionInCollection(
at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor214.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at intradoc.common.IdcMethodHolder.invokeMethod(
at intradoc.common.ClassHelperUtils.executeMethodReportStatus(
at intradoc.server.ServiceHandler.executeAction(
at intradoc.server.Service.doCodeEx(
at intradoc.server.Service.doCode(
at intradoc.server.ServiceRequestImplementor.doAction(
at intradoc.server.Service.doAction(
at intradoc.server.ServiceRequestImplementor.doActions(
at intradoc.server.Service.doActions(
at intradoc.server.ServiceRequestImplementor.executeActions(
at intradoc.server.Service.executeActions(
at intradoc.server.ServiceRequestImplementor.doRequest(
at intradoc.server.Service.doRequest(
at intradoc.server.ServiceManager.processCommand(


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