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Got Error "MetadataNotFoundException: MDS-00013" When Trying to Delete WebCenter Portal Space (Doc ID 1608906.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On WebCenter Portal version, when attempting to delete a space, the following error occurs and the space cannot be deleted successfully:

<BEA-000000><Delete GS: Caught Ex: Deletion of the portal resulted in errors. The main error is - An error occurred while trying to unprovision the service Portlet Service. The service did not get unprovisioned.. You may want to try deleting the portal again later. If the error persists, contact the administrator.
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Caused By: oracle.portlet.client.persistence.PersistenceInvalidReferenceException: Id '/oracle/adf/portlet/<PORTLET_NAME>' not found
  Bean[/oracle/adf/portlet/scopedMD/s4d6efe1b_c2da_4906_b1ba_b3a2efbc56ad/portlets/<PAGE>].PortletDef -> Bean[/oracle/adf/portlet/<PORTLET_NAME>/portletDefs/]
at oracle.portlet.client.beanimpl.persistence.BasePersistenceBean.newInvalidRef(
at oracle.portlet.client.beanimpl.persistence.BasePersistenceBean.getBean(
at oracle.portlet.client.beanimpl.persistence.PortletPersistenceBean._getPortletDef(
at oracle.portlet.client.beanimpl.persistence.PortletPersistenceBean.getPortletDef(
at oracle.portlet.client.techimpl.wsrp.WSRPClientImpl.deleteRemotePortlet(


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