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Unable to Import A Portal "MDS-00013: no metadata found" (Doc ID 2075353.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 07, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to import any Portal, get the error:  

Importing "<PORTAL_NAME>"
Import failed for "<PORTAL_NAME>" - null
Portal/Portal Template import operation failed. Cause of failures: '<PORTAL_NAME>': null

Log shows:

[2015-10-14T19:51:29.583-03:00] [WC_Spaces1] [ERROR] [] [oracle.webcenter.portalframework.genericsiteresources.internal.model.GenericSiteResourcesManagerImpl] [tid: <TID>]
[userId: <USERID>] [ecid: <ECID>] [APP:webcenter#] [[oracle.mds.core.MetadataNotFoundException: MDS-00013: no metadata found for metadata object "/oracle/webcenter/siteresources/scopedMD/null/generic-site-resources.xml"
MDS-00201: PDocument not found in MetadataStore : [store-type=FileMetadataStore app-name=webcenter(]
 at oracle.mds.core.MetadataObject.getBaseMO(
 at oracle.mds.core.MDSSession.getBaseMO(
 at oracle.mds.core.MDSSession.getMetadataObject(
 at oracle.mds.core.MDSSession.getMetadataObject(


 Trying to apply a patch on the target for making both machines at the same level of patches, get an error:

Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks...
OPatch system modification phase did not start:
Patch "19824874" is not needed since it has no fixes for this Oracle Home. Please see log file for details.


       --> Log shows an Oracle Home

Steps To Reproduce:

  1. Migrate the content successfully
  2. On source server, login as Weblogic
  3. Go to administration > Portals >
  4. Select the portal required to migrate and export it
  5. On the target server, login as Weblogic
  6. Go to administration > Portals 
  7. Import the file generated in the step 4
    --->Receive error


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