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RCU Against an Oracle Database Fails with "ORA-01219: database or pluggable database not open" (Doc ID 1942275.1)

Last updated on MARCH 01, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When running the RCU or against an Oracle database, it fails with the following errors:

The version 12.1.0.x.0 of the database that you are using is not supported version or
The specificed user may not have sufficient privileges to perform this operation. User should have sysdba or dba privileges.

The rcu.log file shows:

ERROR rcu: oracle.sysman.assistants.common.dbutil.jdbc.JDBCEngine::executeQuery: SQLException: ORA-01219: database or pluggable database not open



The RCU Database Connection Details screen using the PDB database looks like the following:


It returns "Operation failed. Click OK to return to the wizard to see the error".   Your only option is to click OK; it does not let you proceed.  The screen looks like the following:

The rcu.log file full error stack:




The Oracle Database is certified with the RCU and higher; reference the System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 ( xls)


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