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Error Converting Document to TIF Using GhostScript "The output file of the external conversion program does not exist" (Doc ID 2799487.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 16, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Enterprise Capture - Version to [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Using Capture and configured Document Conversion Processor to convert using GhostScript. When processing a PDF through the job, the following error is returned:

[2021-08-02T06:49:39.492-05:00] [capture_server1] [ERROR] [] [oracle.odc.docconverterprocessor.DocumentConverterProcessor] [tid: [ACTIVE].ExecuteThread: '27' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] [userId: <anonymous>] [ecid: 726a0d6f-b9c5-4e57-864f-777150d864d7-0000021c,0] [APP: capture] [partition-name: DOMAIN] [tenant-name: GLOBAL] [DSID: 0000Ng6gUEyCCwq5SNt1ic1X1xNE000003] Error occurred while processing batch.[[
oracle.odc.docconverter.DocExportException: Error: Conversion failed due to return code.. Workspace MBOL_DOCS_SEPARATOR. Batch ID: 333. Batch Name: mbol73. Item ID: input.pdf. Conversion Program: C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.27\bin\gswin64c.exe. Command Line: -q -dNOPAUSE -dNumRenderingThreads=4 -sCompression=lzw -r300 -sDEVICE=tiffgray -sOutputFile=C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\333\images\input.pdf.TIF C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\333\input.pdf -c quit. Return Code: 1.
at oracle.odc.docconverterprocessor.DocumentConverterProcessor.validateExternalExportResult(
at oracle.odc.docconverterprocessor.DocumentConverterProcessor.exportNonImageFileUsingExternalApp(
at oracle.odc.docconverterprocessor.DocumentConverterProcessor.exportNonImageFile(
at weblogic.invocation.ComponentInvocationContextManager.runAs(


On other systems the error may appear as:

Error occurred while processing batch.[[oracle.odc.docconverter.DocExportException: Error: The output file of the external conversion program does not exist. Missing file: /tmp/222244/images/222244.1.TIF.. Workspace Mastec_AP_Invoice. Batch ID: 222244. Batch Name: MNSFLD-19695. Item ID: 22244.1. Conversion Program: /u01/app/gs/gs-952-linux-x86_64. Command Line: -q -dQUIET -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dNumRenderingThreads=4 -sCompression=lzw -r300 -sDEVICE=tiffgray -sOutputFile=/tmp/222244/images/222244.1.TIF /tmp/222244/222244.1 -c quit. Return Code: 0.



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