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Reports Server 12c Failing to Start After a New Install and Configuration (Doc ID 2069065.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 18, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version and later
Oracle Forms for OCI - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After installing and running configuration wizard for Reports 12c and trying to start in-process or newly created standalone reports server the following errors are recorded in rwserver_diagnostic.log file

[2015-09-30T21:54:02.715+01:00] [WLS_REPORTS] [ERROR] [] [oracle.reports.server] [tid: 152] [userId: <anonymous>] [<ECID>] [APP: reports] [partition-name: DOMAIN] [tenant-name: GLOBAL] SecurityHelper:start Writeable folders not configured. Output destination to 'File' will fail.
[2015-09-30T21:54:02.725+01:00] [WLS_REPORTS] [INCIDENT_ERROR] [REP-54005] [oracle.reports.server] [tid: 152] [userId: <anonymous>] [<ECID>] [APP: reports] [partition-name: DOMAIN] [tenant-name: GLOBAL] REP-54005 : The cache directory DOMAIN_HOME\reports\cache cannot be created. [[
oracle.reports.RWException: IDL:oracle/reports/RWException:1.0
at oracle.reports.utility.Utility.newRWException(
at oracle.reports.cache.RWCache.start(
at oracle.reports.server.RWServer.startServer(


Another error that can be raised in this scenario is the following one:

REP-52266: The in-process Reports Server rep_wls_reports_xxxxxxx failed to IDL:oracle/reports/RWException:1.0



 New Oracle Reports 12c environment


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