Error: "INST-07004: Oracle home location contains one or more invalid characters" When Installing Weblogic
Last updated on JULY 19, 2018
Applies to:Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 18.104.22.168.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 22.214.171.124 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When attempting to install Weblogic, the following error occurs:
[VALIDATION] [ERROR]:INST-07004: Oracle home location contains one or more invalid characters
[VALIDATION] [SUGGESTION]:The directory name may only contain alphanumeric, underscore (_), hyphen (-), or dot (.) characters, and it must begin with an alphanumeric character. Provide a different directory name.
installation Failed. Exiting installation due to data validation failure. Logs are located here: C:\...
Press Any key to exit
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
- Launch the Weblogic install in command line
- See error in command window
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