Error Message 'Bad name in the request: not a legal PLSQL identifer' Is Logged In application.log Every Five Minutes (Doc ID 957412.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Portal - Version 10.1.4.0 to 10.1.4.2 [Release 10gR2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 12-MAR-2013***

Symptoms

In Oracle Portal 10.1.4, the error message 'Bad name in the request: not a legal PLSQL identifier' occurs frequently in the application.log from the application portal in OC4J_Portal :

09/09/28 14:37:12 portal: [module=RepositoryServlet, ecid=103124820241,1] ERROR: Repository Gateway error: Request Processing Error: Bad name in the request: not a legal PLSQL identifer
09/09/28 14:42:12 portal: [module=RepositoryServlet, ecid=103125127494,1] ERROR: Repository Gateway error: Request Processing Error: Bad name in the request: not a legal PLSQL identifer
09/09/28 14:47:13 portal: [module=RepositoryServlet, ecid=103125435759,1] ERROR: Repository Gateway error: Request Processing Error: Bad name in the request: not a legal PLSQL identifer


These errors correspond with the following HTTP requests (from the web cache access_log) :

B 2009-09-28 14:37:12.280436 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.2:80 - "www.acme.org" GET /portal/pls/portal/PORTAL.wwpob_page.select_tabs_for_persistence?p_siteid=6&p_containerid=1&p_portletref=&p_mode=3&p_tabstring=Welcome HTTP/1.1 400 163 669 N 0.0052920.004591 0.000656 0 "103124820241,0" "-" "-" "-" "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows)" "-" N N "text/html"
B 2009-09-28 14:42:12.335205 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.2:80 - "www.acme.org" GET /portal/pls/portal/PORTAL.wwpob_page.select_tabs_for_persistence?p_siteid=6&p_containerid=1&p_portletref=&p_mode=3&p_tabstring=Welcome HTTP/1.1 400 163 669 N 0.0052100.004691 0.000456 0 "103125127494,0" "-" "-" "-" "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows)" "-" N N "text/html"
B 2009-09-28 14:47:13.378236 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.2:80 - "www.acme.org" GET /portal/pls/portal/PORTAL.wwsbr_javascript.page_js?p_language=us&p_version=10.1.4.2.0.197 HTTP/1.1 400 163 612 N 0.004508 0.004376 0.000056 0 "103125435759,0" "-" "-" "-" "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows)" "-" N N "text/html"

Cause

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