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Seeing MDS-01161 Errors in WebCenter Portal Logs When Accessing a Portal Page in WebCenter Portal (Doc ID 2400682.1)

Last updated on MAY 29, 2018

Applies to:

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


When attempting to access a Portal Page in WebCenter Portal, the following error is shown in the log files.


[WC_Spaces3] [INCIDENT_ERROR] [WCS-18013] [oracle.webcenter.people.internal.view.utils.MDSUtils] [tid: [ACTIVE].ExecuteThread: '18' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] [userId: someuser] [ecid: 005PGINH2zU2RPaPTMZBDc0004aF0003Sl,0:2] [APP: webcenter#] The reference to the specified metadata is invalid.[[
oracle.mds.naming.InvalidReferenceException: MDS-01161: Reference "/oracle/webcenter/people/scopedMD/https://server:port/webcenter/spaces/MyPortal/PeopleServicePreference.xml" has an invalid character "/".


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Connect to WebCenter Portal.

  2. Navigate to the page in the portal.
    Here you will see the error in the Spaces diagnostic log file.





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