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WCC - Indexer Error: Unable to do Cleanup (Doc ID 1675533.1)

Last updated on APRIL 16, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version and later
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WCC MLR 1 OPatch: 15:21:10Z-r110081 (Build:

The problem is occurring in three separate environments. Test, Dev, and Prod. All three environments are throwing the indexer error:

"Indexer aborted 'date' 'time'. Unable to do cleanup."

They all occur during a "Deleting metadata" phase in the Repository Manager when the Automatic Update Cycle is running.

The Database search engine is Metadata only. The config.cfg file has the entry SearchIndexerEngineName=DATABASE.METADATA

To reproduce the problem, we can make content changes in any environment and watch them get stuck in Work in Progress. We can also open the Repository Manager applet and see the "Indexer aborted 'date' 'time'. Unable to do cleanup." error to continue to repeat itself.

The Content Server trace logs are showing the error:



The database was recently upgraded from to This was done in each environment.


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