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BAM does not run after maintenance pack update (Doc ID 1334858.1)

Last updated on MARCH 18, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Business Process Management Suite - Version 10.3.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After upgrading the BPM to version 10.3.2, BAM stops running. Following error is seen in bam_dwupdater.log after enabling debug mode.

Steps to enable debug and asserts in BAM:

Open $BPMHomeDir/conf/WarehouseService.conf and edit/add these properties
  wrapper.logfile.loglevel=DEBUG. (uncomment if this is line is commented ). (add this line).
Restart the updater service '' in order for the flags to take effect.


[<D> 29/06/11 11:19:54] Synchronizing external variables...
[<S> 29/06/11 11:20:09] Column [V_EXTERNVAR] already exists, associated with a different data type [DATE], required [Time]
fuego.jdbc.DatabaseManager$ColumnAlreadyExistsWithDifferentTypeException: Column [V_EXTERNVAR] already exists, associated with a different data type [DATE], required [Time]
at fuego.jdbc.DatabaseManager.classifyColumns(
at fuego.jdbc.DatabaseManager.addColumns(
at fuego.analyzer.OrganizationMetadata.changeTableColumns(
at fuego.analyzer.OrganizationMetadata.synchronizeExternalVariables(
at fuego.analyzer.UpdaterRunner.synchronizeMetadata(
at fuego.analyzer.UpdaterRunner.runUpdater(
at fuego.analyzer.service.WarehouseService$WarehouseServiceThread.runItem(
at fuego.analyzer.service.WarehouseService$


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