MDS-01273 and MDS-00068 Unable to Find a Type Definition for Local Name session-options-factory When Trying to Setup WebCenter Application Sandbox (Doc ID 1416107.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 19, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 02-Feb-2015


The following documentation is used to setup an enable WebCenter Application for Sandbox:
"Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle WebCenter"
  Chapter 22.2, "Using Oracle Composer Sandbox" of developers guide.
   Section 22.2.5 How to Enable Application Sandbox Creation

When the application is started, the following error is generated:

oracle.mds.exception.MDSRuntimeException: MDS-00068: Unable to find a type definition for: namespace =, local name = session-options-factory, file location = /META-INF/adf-config.xml
at oracle.mds.core.MOTxnState.getMElemBean(
at oracle.mds.core.UpdateableMOContent.getMElemBean(
at oracle.mds.core.MetadataObject.getContentWithRetry(
at oracle.mds.core.BeanMetadataObject.getBean(

When trying to create a page the error generated is:

Caused By: oracle.mds.exception.ReadOnlyStoreException: MDS-01273: The operation on the resource /pageDefs/oracle/webcenter/portalapp/pagehierarchy/Page21PageDef.xml failed because source metadata store mapped to the namespace / BASE DEFAULT is read only.
at oracle.mds.core.MDSSession.checkAndSetWriteStoreInUse(
at oracle.mds.core.MDSSession.createMetadataObject(


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